‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered | The Guardian An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording

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John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music | Open Culture

Facebook0Twitter0MailJosh Jones, Open Culture Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the […]

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Five 2017 reissued albums by Black artists | New York Amsterdam News As 2017 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the re-emergence of great music of the past, as well as celebrating new music that was released this year.

As 2017 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the re-emergence of great music of the past, as well as celebrating new music that was released this year.

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For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition | The New York Times It has been a period of painful revelation and reckoning for women in the workplace across the country, and the same was true for jazz. But 2017 also felt like a moment of progress.

It has been a period of painful revelation and reckoning for women in the workplace across the country, and the same was true for jazz. But 2017 also felt like a moment of progress.

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Thelonious Monk’s Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World | The Atlantic For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

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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.

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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The Wright Museum to celebrate jazz legend Thelonious Monk | Michigan Chronicle The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright Museum) presents an event-filled weekend Oct. 13-14 to commemorate the centennial of jazz legend Thelonious Sphere Monk.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright Museum) presents an event-filled weekend Oct. 13-14 to commemorate the centennial of jazz legend Thelonious Sphere Monk.

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