Probably the only Jazz/Rap video ever done back in 1986 by Chicago Filmmaker Scott Laster, screenplay and performance by John Toles-Bey and music by Edward Wilkerson.
Creative flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell performed her new orchestra work with the Chicago Composers Orchestra on December 7th, 2011, at Garfield Park Conservatory. With "Flight for Freedom for Creative Flute and Orchestra," Mitchell straddles contemporary classical music, jazz and creative music in ways she has never done before.
3 minutes from the Jazz Institute of Chicago Jazz City Concert, Blowin' in from Chicago: Ari Brown and Edward Wilkerson.
A classic Blue Note album featuring Chicago tenor giants Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore, Blowin’ in from Chicago represents a seminal recording of the world renowned “Chicago Sound”.
Please write a personal letter to the Chicago Park District to lend your support to the effort to name the new park at Wabash Avenue and 16th Street for Fred Anderson. Please address your letter to the Chicago Park District as follows:
Adapted by George C. Wolfe
Music by Chic Street Man
Directed by Seret Scott
Part of the announced mission of the Great Black Music Project at the Carruthers Center for Inner-City Studies is to archive Black music recordings that are of importance historically, artistically, and culturally. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to give a rundown of some of the archival work I have been involved with over the last few months. Working with archivist and fellow Project worker Kevin Beauchamp at the Centers’ offices on east 39th Street, I began to see that this would be the perfect place to deposit some of the music I have managed to hold on to over the years, music that had been recorded on cassette or, more recently, burned onto disc. The first project I had been mulling over was to transpose from audiocassette to computer wave file a tape of an impromptu conga drum set I recorded in 1973 during a Malcolm X Day celebration and parade that ended in Washington Park at 55th and King Drive.
By BEN SISARIO
Published: May 28, 2011
His death was announced in a Twitter message on Friday night by his British publisher, Jamie Byng, and confirmed early Saturday by an American representative of his record label, XL. The cause was not immediately known, although The Associated Press reported that he had become ill after returning from a trip to Europe.
RAMSEY LEWIS: PROCLAMATION OF HOPE
premieres Thursday, April 14, 2011 on WTTW Channel 11-9pm
Thursday, April 21, 2011 on PBS nationwide!
Check Local Listings to see when it is airing on your local PBS station.
Direct link to iTunes is http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/great-black-music-project/id427802167
For Android Devices copy the URL http://greatblackmusicproject.org/files/video/podcast.xml
In October of 2000, The Art Ensemble of Chicago was invited to be a part of a music festival in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil with many different styles of music of the Diaspora represented, Free Jazz being just one of them. Other invited participants included Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, R & B star DeAngelo, and drummer Max Roach and his band, along with various local Brazilian groups.