29 October, 2010

Henry Grimes & Roscoe Mitchell - more photos



Here are some more shots from the duets in Berkeley on the 15th. Craig M. at Memory Select: Avant-jazz radio has a nice write-up. Mitchell performed on alto, bass & soprano saxophones; Grimes on double bass & violin.






















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4 Comments:

Blogger Ingram Frizer said...

Very nice - thank you.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Don Durito said...

Awesome pix. Thanks for sharing these. So many of the greats from the first golden age of free jazz are passing. It is always good to catch a few of them live while it is possible to do so.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Don Durito said...

I know it's been a while since we last conversed, but do you have any impressions about the rediscovery of Giuseppi Logan, and the revival (of sorts) of his recording career?

1:19 PM  
Blogger Arcturus said...

Good to hear from you, DD! I've been somewhat under, myself. Not quite sure what you're asking about. Does one recording constitute a revival? or a personal/social affirmation? "I am." I guess the question is what happens after the novelty of rediscovery wears off? IS the artist prepared for the daily grind of that life? Not that I'm up on the NY music scene, but I kinda have the impression that it/he hasn't really parlayed into a career revival for Logan.

Whereas Grimes has, even if (only my impression, again) the gigs have tapered off, he's still out there performing & recording.

Guess I'd also argue that Grimes' return was of greater 'significance,' culturally speaking.

In other late returns from the Abyss, we caught Sonny Simmons in a one-night engagement at Yoshi's Oakland last Dec. His hometown return was very warmly received & he started off on fire that night, until he took a fall dancing about on stage. The performance was a bit more subdued afterwards. Check out the 2007 duets w/ Bobby Few sometime - they are *ON FIRE.*

Not sure if yr email is still the same - mine is, so why dontcha shoot me an email sometime. There's something I'd like to let you know about.

3:21 PM  

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