Basic Blue at CICS By Rahsaan Clark Morris

Basic Blue at CICS
By Rahsaan Clark Morris

Kahil El Zabar Nona Hendryx

Live in Vienna Austria at the Porgy and Bess Club.

JUNE: New Great Black Music Radio Podcasts!! with DJ Big Will

June GBMP Podcasts

DJ Big Will, host of the GBMP radio podcast

The GBMP monthly radio podcast hosted by Chicago DJ Big Will continues. Every month GBMP present a programs of music by Chicago and Illinois artists. Listen to the radio podcast here. This month we feature Women and Bands of Illinois

Freedom, Rhythm and Sound Album and Book

Freedom, Rhythm and Sound ALBUM & BOOK
Revolutionary Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement 1963-82
Soul Jazz Records
This book is OUT NOW on Soul Jazz Records is available to buy HERE!
A seriously deep selection of Jazz record covers in a superb new deluxe 200-plus page book by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker. Featuring Tribe, ESP, Art Ensemble, Sun Ra, Coltrane - it's all here!

This album features the work of revolutionary jazz artists who created new radical music infused with the values of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Self-determination, economic power and musical freedoms explode as the avant-garde collided with Black Power and Afro-centricity.

New York Times: A Taste of the Vast A.A.C.M. Legacy

May 2, 2008
Art Ensemble of Chicago

New York Times Covers Great Black Music

May 2, 2008
Four Decades of Music That Redefined Free
By NATE CHINEN, New York Tims
May 2, 2008

“First of all, No. 1, there’s original music, only.”

Did You Know ?

Three Chicago dance records (Farley "Jackmaster" Funk's "Love Can't Turn around," Raze's "Jack the Grove" and Steve "Silk" Hurley's "Jack Your Body") hit the top 10 in Europe the Summer 1986, birthing the house music craze.


Louis Armstrong

In August 1922 Louis Armstrong relocated to Chicago. Spring 1923 he made his first recording as the trumpeter in King Oliver's Jazz Band.

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