As part of the Smoke in Harlem’s 15th anniversary celebration Saxophonist George Coleman, a musician of rare genius, is making some of the most inspired music of his long career. Continue Reading →
Billy Taylor (born William Taylor; July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Continue Reading →
In the brief time that I’ve been posting blog entries to Integral Post, rarely have I explicitly discussed the issue of race, which, it seems to me, is a blindspot of the Integral community. Yet I intend, more and more, to visit the theme of race and view it through an Integral lens. Continue Reading →
Eugenio Arango, better known as Totico, a Cuban-born percussionist and singer who was one of the most celebrated figures in the drumming, dancing and singing culture of New York rumba, died on Jan. 21 in the Bronx, where he lived. He was 76.
His death, in a hospice, was confirmed by his godson, the percussionist Carlos Sanchez, who did not specify the cause. Continue Reading →
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Enter on Riverside DriveIn lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dr. Taylor’s name to the organization that he founded, Jazzmobile. Donations can also be made online. Continue Reading →
For decades jazz cognoscenti have talked reverently of “the Savory Collection.” Recorded from radio broadcasts in the late 1930s by an audio engineer named William Savory, it was known to include extended live performances by some of the most honored names in jazz — but only a handful of people had ever heard even the smallest fraction of that music, adding to its mystique. Continue Reading →