African American Music, African American Art, Jazz Music, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community | The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — From Thursday through Sunday, audiences at FringeArts in this city’s historic district heard a saxophone distorted through six effects pedals squealing at peak volume, surrealist absurdism from a heritage jazz ensemble, atonal electric harp, and solo flute played in vehement gusts over a track of looming electronics.

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