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William Parker

In the first ’90s, the direct music heirs of Taylor, Ayler, and Coleman were mostly ignored by NY jazz critics, who found even more to like about the hard bop revivalists who dominated major-label documenting. Hence, the general public presence of musicians specialized in an “energy music” visual was minimal. …

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Gerald Cleaver

Although jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver continues to be known in the Detroit area as an excellent musician and educator because the early ’90s, he had not been so well-known to listeners beyond the Midwest until an explosion of recordings released beginning in 1999 brought his effective and tasteful drumming towards …

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Matthew Shipp

Along with his unique and recognizable design, pianist Matthew Shipp worked well and documented vigorously through the past due ’80s onward, creating music where free jazz and modern classical intertwined. He 1st became popular in the first ’90s as the pianist in the David S. Ware Quartet, and quickly started …

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Wadada Leo Smith

A consistently adventurous trumpeter that has trapped to playing avant-garde jazz and classical music throughout his job, Leo Smith’s dried out, introverted design (making extensive usage of space) is a solid contrast towards the even more jubilant plane tickets of Lester Bowie. Smith originally performed drums, mellophone, and People from …

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