Von Freeman played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra in 1959 and ’60, and this week French horn player and Chicago native Vincent Chancey leads a strong local group through tunes Ra played in those days.
Onetime Sun Ra associate Robert Barry passed away on January 8 at age 85.
Guitarist Samuel “Bebop” Thomas and vocalist Maja Rios formed the core of the groovy but underdocumented Spaceship Love.
As a house drummer for Chess Records in the late 60s, Morris Jennings kicked off a five-decade career that never brought him into the spotlight himself.
If John Gilmore hadn’t been so committed to the spaceways, he might’ve influenced avant-garde jazz as profoundly as Coltrane.
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes
Local tenor heavies Edward Wilkerson Jr. and Ari Brown visit Hamilton Park for a free Friday show.
The AACM cofounder continues to push jazz into the future