Tim Berne, “Terre Haute,” Sanctified Dreams, 1988.
Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, & Mike Reed, “Composition 23b,” Artifacts, 2015.
Sonny Rollins (Quintet with Coleman Hawkins), “Summertime,” Sonny Meets Hawk!, 1963.
Ike Quebec, “The Man I Love,” Heavy Soul, 1962.
Masada, “Tahah,” Alef, 1994.
I think audiences are hipper than musicians think they are. They wouldn’t be there if they didn’t want to hear some music, so you don’t have to con them into believing that this music is great.
We are like the stranded particle, the isolated island of the whole, which refuses to expire in the midst of the normal confused plane which must exist—in order that we may, but with which we are constantly at war. We are trying to balance an unbalanced situation that is prevalent in this society.
— Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, 1936-2013