improvised music in 1970s new haven

New York, Chicago and St. Louis were major cities for jazz-based improvised music in the late 1960s and 1970s, but New Haven? Yes, for a few years in the 1970s New Haven was home to a thriving music community that included many forward-looking improvisers. In All About Jazz I have a piece on the New Haven scene and the beginnings of BassDrumBone, the trio of Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway and Ray Anderson.

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rusted boats in ljubljana

Thanks to Slovenia’s Radio Student for playing Rusted Boats in a Foggy Harbor, a track from my 2016 collaboration with Chris Lynn, Doubting All Things Aligned. (I don’t understand Slovenian and can’t be sure, but I think the host introduced the piece by reading from my Notes on Field Recording, which appeared in Percorsi Musicali in May 2016.)