[youtube id=”d0HB8ybKJzo”] Free and avant-garde jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman died today in NYC at the age of 85. Coleman was a leader of the free jazz movement in the ’50’s and ’60’s with albums like The Shape Of Jazz To Come, Change of The Century, Something Else! and Free Jazz:Continue Reading

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[youtube]-moyZ7Rld2w[/youtube] Jayne Cortez, the poet, activist and independent publisher passed in New York City today. Cortez’s picturesque poems challenged imperialism, sexism, racism and homophobia with the with rhythms and moxie of jazz. In the ’60s she was involved in the Civil Rights Movement via SNCC and organized writing workshops inContinue Reading

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