Reunion from Rivers/Holland/Altschul is A Must Hear

Lets get right down to it: Reunion: Live in New York, the new album on Pi Recordings, from Sam Rivers, Dave Holland and drummer Barry Altschul is an album that you absolutely need to check out.  Recorded May 25, 2007 at Columbia University during WKCR radio's week long tribute to Rivers, this stunning two disc CD …

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Iain Anderson’s This is Our Music

Iain Anderson's 2007 book, This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture, successfully examines who decides the value of jazz and its meanings, especially in the 1950s and 1960s.  His book focuses on the increased popularization of jazz and its acknowledgment, or designation, of it as “America's art form”; the construction of …

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