By John Bush
A New Black Poet, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, also known simply as Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, is the debut album of soul music and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, released in 1970 on Flying Dutchman Records.
In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at GQ did not recommend Giant Steps nor A Love Supreme nor Blue Train nor My Favorite Things as the most important album in the artist’s career, but a record most casual jazz fans may never encounter, and which even the hardest-core Coltrane fans never heard in his lifetime. Continue Reading →
A few years ago, knowing I absolutely adored the John Coltrane December 1964 album, “A Love Supreme” my wife gave me this incredible book by Ashley Kahn : “A Love Surpreme/The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album.” Continue Reading →
Azar Lawrence (right), a powerful and moving saxophonist, is one of the great interpreters of the music of John Coltrane at Smoke in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →
Come meet Greg Tate, one the more provocative and important critical voices today in contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Continue Reading →