7 – 9 PM
The wild and woolly free jazz era of the 1970s comes to life at an event inspired by the highly praised album produced by Cultures of Soul Records with a historical essay by musician Mark Harvey, who was there through it all. The essay chronicles prominent members of the scene – including Syd Smart, Leonard Brown, John Voigt, Jon Damian, Tom Plsek, Lowell Davidson, Stan Strickland, Stanton Davis, Phill Musra, Baird Hersey, and Jamyll Jones – and influential events like the inaugural John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with some of the musicians featured on the album – Arni Cheatham, Peter Bloom, Mark Harvey – and listen as these veteran experimenters and some of the most intrepid adventurers among today’s generation of improvisers create great music.
The Piano Craft Gallery is located in Boston’s South End, a neighborhood important for a wide spectrum of jazz musicians over many decades. Donations are welcome to support the ongoing work of the Gallery.