Joe McPhee (part I) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

And we did not review all his output. Today and the following days, we’re giving you an update. … but let’s start with the beginning, and that means literally back to the early days of his career as a leader … By Steve Gijssels Joe McPhee – Black Is the Color (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2021) … Read more

Joe McPhee (Part III) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Gary Chapin Flow Trio & Joe McPhee – Winter Garden (ESPDisk, 2021) The liner notes for this one explore the beginnings of “free jazz” and namecheck Guiseppei Logan’s eponymous 1964 ESP album. It’s an apt shout out because listening to Winter Garden I felt it was almost a platonic ideal of a free jazz … Read more