Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin FielderAlvin Fielder helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, worked for the Nixon Administration and spent much of his life running the family drug store. However, hearing him talk about all of his accomp ... More >>
Out of all of Alvin Fielder's accomplishments -- co-founding the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), contributing to free jazz and improv essentials, working for the Nixon Administration and running the family drug store -- winning Nameless Sound's "Resounding Vision Award" ... More >>
Here are 10 great jazz discs from 2006. On certain days, they might even be my top 10 of this abundant year. SEPTUAGENARIAN MASTERS Ornette Coleman Sound Grammar Sound Grammar Forget Ornette's daunting reputation; true to the mischievous genius of this 75-year-old child, Coleman has always ... More >>
The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions
Thursday, December 1, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Sabir Mateen's jazz quintet blows the boundaries of traditional jazz