This week we commemorate what would have been the 90th birthday of John Coltrane (yesterday), what would have been the 87th birthday of John Carter (today), the excellence, versatility and virtuosity of multi-instrumentalist reed player Marty Erlich (somewhat by accident), the 86th birthday of beloved jazz elder Muhal Richard Abrams (also by accident), the 45th anniversary of the uprising and subsequent violent suppression at Attica prison, along with three songs named Dusk.
There are some long pieces today, this time not out of laziness, but just that this is music I want to share, and it goes on a bit. There's a bit of a third-stream vibe that developed, mostly of its own accord, and then started to develop into a classical-meets-jazz thing, extended more out of a desire for continuity than anything else, except perhaps to avoid another long, slow, quiet set on a beautiful last weekend of summer day.
A bit of this and that this week, a jazzy first hour featuring some somewhat above average piano players. An atmospheric freeform second hour with a variety of sounds also with some interesting piano music.