Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Information on Steve Kemme's Always-Superlative Jazz Picks at Vinyl Night, March 22, 2011

George Adams
George Adams had a highly distinctive sound on tenor saxophone. He was grounded in rhythm and blues and in jazz traditions, but was comfortable taking his music “outside.” He also played flute and occasionally sang the blues in a gritty style. There’s good bio and discographical info about him on the link below. Also check out his performances on youtube.

Anthony Braxton
Since emerging on the Chicago music scene in the late 1960s, Anthony Braxton (no relation to Toni Braxton) has been one of the most prominent members of the post-Coltrane jazz avant-garde. His music is both cerebral and emotion-charged. The link below will provide info about his life and discography.

Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp began his career in the early 1060s New York City jazz avant-garde scene. He was one of the most politically-conscious jazz musicians during that racially contentious period, John Coltrane helped him get a recording contract with Impulse Records. See the link below for more info.
(Photo at top of Anthony Braxton)


  1. Anthony Braxton is the father of Tyondai Braxton, founding member of one of my favorite bands, Battles.

  2. I always wondered if Toni Braxton was any relation, since their names are so similar. Now, finally, I know.