Misha mengelberg han bennink midwoud 77 - History of Jazz Music - Scaruffi


The labels specialize in avant-garde jazz stemming from the free jazz tradition. Its roster of artists includes many of the most illustrious jazz performers of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. [ citation needed ] Several of the performers had been members of the Chicago-based music association Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and the St. Louis-based multidisciplinary arts collectives Black Artists Group and the Human Arts Ensemble .

In his last years the Dutch pianist, composer and improviser Misha Mengelberg, who has died aged 81, would sometimes whistle and sing in conversation with visiting friends when advancing Alzheimer’s disease made words particularly elusive. But conversing this way was perhaps not as big an inconvenience for Mengelberg as it might have been for some, since much of the music he had initiated and participated in for more than 50 years resembled a spontaneous conversation in which narrative was capricious, logic unreliable and diversionary humour frequent.

Certain albums from the period that I’d be hard pressed to live without (for both aesthetic and sentimental reasons):


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