don cherry live on french tv (1,2,3,4)

The full hour (in four parts) of this amazing document. He gets the crowd singing at the end. Trio is Don Cherry, Johnny Dyani, and Okay Temiz.

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henry flynt – concept art – essays from an anthology of chance operations, concept art, anti-art, indeterminacy, improvisation, meaningless work, natural disaster, plans of action, mathematics, poetry, essay -1963

henry flynt – concept art – essays from an anthology of chance operations, concept art, anti-art, indeterminacy, improvisation, meaningless work, natural disaster, plans of action, mathematics, poetry, essay -1963

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steve reich ‎– four organs / phase patterns (reissued)

 

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Steve Reich – ‎ Four Organs / Phase Patterns. (1970/2016)

Within the history of Minimalist music, there are few documents which are equally iconic and as obscure (in their original issue) as Steve Reich’s ‎ Four Organs / Phase Patterns.  It matches Terry Riley’s In C for importance, but has remained extremely difficult to find since its original release. Though an extended version of ‎ Four Organs appeared on Angel Records in 1973, to my knowledge this album holds the only vinyl issue of Phase Patterns, making it a must for obsessives like myself. Continue reading “steve reich ‎– four organs / phase patterns (reissued)”

henry flynt in new york (the complete series 1-29)

henry flynt in new york (the complete series 1-29)

I love Henry Flynt. He’s an agitator, an innovator, an advocate for radical Left-Wing politics, and most importantly- a brilliant and funny mind who makes great music. If you’re a fan of the 1960’s avant-garde, and you’ve never seen Henry Flynt in New York, the web series that came out back in 2008, you’re in for a treat.

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Terry Riley’s Poppy Nogood’s All Night Flight (The First Ascent) From S.M.S. #3

Terry Riley’s Poppy Nogood’s All Night Flight (The First Ascent) From S.M.S. #3

S.M.S. (Shit Must Stop) was an incredible arts journal that helped realized some of the most wonderful mulit-media projects that emerged during the 1960’s. It was founded by artist, collector and dealer William Copley in 1968 and issued six volumes over the course of that year. S.M.S. was essentially a collection art multiples gathered in a box. Participants (across the six editions) included Meret Oppenheim, Yoko Ono, Bruce Nauman, H.C. Westermann, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Enrico Baj, Hollis Frampton, Lee Lozano, Ray Johnson, Joseph Kosuth, Diane Wakoski, Mel Ramos, Bruce Conner, and Hannah Weiner, among others. Continue reading “Terry Riley’s Poppy Nogood’s All Night Flight (The First Ascent) From S.M.S. #3”