Category: free jazz

John Coltrane recorded Meditations for Impulse…

John Coltrane recorded Meditations for Impulse! Records #onthisday in 1965. The album includes performances by Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and Rashied Ali.

Andrew Hill recorded Passing Ships for Blue Note Records…

Andrew Hill recorded Passing Ships for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1969.

Andrew Hill recorded Compulsion!!!!! for Blue Note Records…

Andrew Hill recorded Compulsion!!!!! for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1965.

Cecil Taylor recorded Conquistador! for Blue Note Records…

Cecil Taylor recorded Conquistador! for Blue Note Records #onthisday in 1966.

Ornette Coleman and Joachim Kühn recorded Colors: Live from…

Ornette Coleman and Joachim Kühn recorded Colors: Live from Leipzig #onthisday in 1996.

Charlie Haden was born #onthisday in 1937.

Charlie Haden was born #onthisday in 1937.

“To me, the excitement of not knowing exactly what kind of…

“To me, the excitement of not knowing exactly what kind of interplay there will be, what direction it will go, when or how it will end – these are special joys associated with free improvisation.” 

— John Corbett discusses his new book, A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation

Eric Dolphy and Booker Little recorded At the Five Spot…

Eric Dolphy and Booker Little recorded At the Five Spot #onthisday in 1961.

“If people don’t like it now, they will” — Albert Ayler, born…

“If people don’t like it now, they will” — Albert Ayler, born #onthisday in 1936.

Eric Dolphin was born #onthisday in 1928.

Eric Dolphin was born #onthisday in 1928.