|Thelonious Monk trio, 1952, 1954:|
Photo of Özlem Özgür from the "Özünü Ara" record with her dedication,
approximately translated: "To my big brother Lars with love and respect."
Signed by Özlem, who plays her baglama/saz (sort of bouzoki) and sings
songs out of the Turkish folk music treasure from as far back as the 13:th
century. Discography and video: Özlem Özgür
|Discography: Dizzy Gillespie Live at Carnegie Hall 1947.|
Max Roach - drums, Booker Little - trumpet, George Coleman -
tenor sax, Ray Draper - tuba, Art Davis - bass. From the 1959 TV
broadcast Look Up and Live: The Delinquent, the Hipster, and
the Square produced by the National Council of Churches. Also
including a depiction of a beat poetry reading. The tune played
is Booker Little's Minor Mode Blues. Max Roach's legacy -
papers etc., material for a regrettably never edited book, is now
to be seen at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. John
Coltrane considered Little the only trumpet player who
could really play the kind of thing Coltrane had in mind.
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition including Chico Freeman
(bcl), John Purcell (fl; as (in the coda)), Peter Warren (b) and
Jack DeJohnette (piano, drums) playing John Coltrane's India
live. This concert introduced me to the then new generation of
jazz musicians. A few years later, on June 10, 1982, I had the
pleasure to see Special Edition on the Montmartre scene in
Copenhagen with David Murray replacing Chico Freeman.
Talking to John Purcell in the intermission I realised that they
would make a concert on the following week in Barcelona ...
Which happened to be on the same week that I had booked my
family on a hotel at the Costa Brava. The day after that concert
I bought a newspaper with the review: "Jack DeJohnette offered a
night of excellent jazz". Chico Freeman returned to Montmartre in
May 31, 1984, with his own group including Mark Thompson on
piano, Cecil McBee on bass and the sparsely recorded drummer
Freddie Waits. A performance by this Chico Freeman quartet.