Production duo Bless the Mad discuss the classic hip-hop, soul, gospel, and jazz records that inspired the reverent sonic collage on their debut album.
Tag: Kelan Phil Cohran
Quin Kirchner merges eclectic sounds into transcendent jazz on The Shadows and the Light
The Shadows and the Light, the new album from Chicago drummer Quin Kirchner, is an eclectic collection of freewheeling studio performances with a diverse range of sounds. On its second track, “Batá Chop,” the album features influences of West African batá drum and traces of Afro-Cuban drumming (which Kirchner learned as a teenager while studying […]
Phil Cohran shaped the Black Arts Movement with his vision and discipline
Secret History pays tribute to its first subject, the late Phil Cohran, who cofounded the AACM, formed the Artistic Heritage Ensemble, and launched the Affro-Arts Theater.
Revisit the soulful hypnosis of the late Kelan Phil Cohran’s Artistic Heritage Ensemble
Phil Cohran recorded the Artistic Heritage Ensemble’s dazzling, multifaceted debut with some of the most important musicians in Chicago history.
#Imomsohard at the Vic, Gorillaz, and more things to do this weekend in Chicago
Square Roots Festival, Tamir Rice’s mother at Stony Island Arts Bank, and more happenings from July 7-9
Chicago artists celebrate the life and work of late AACM cofounder Kelan Phil Cohran
Chicago artists celebrate late AACM cofounder Kelan Phil Cohran, and the new No Bros Allowed zine and monthly showcase opposes masculine-identified boneheadedness.
Memphis hip-hop label Culture Power45 keeps up the Chicago love
Memphis hip-hop label Culture Power45 keeps up the Chicago love, Outrun the Sunlight celebrate a new album of instrumental prog metal, and more.
Mike Weis of Zelienople on the perfect musical pain relievers
Plus: Steven Hess of Locrian on mind-bending death metal, the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti on Jandek and John Mayer, and more
Reader’s Agenda Thu 9/19: Expo Chicago, Englewood Jazz Festival, and Miguel Zenon
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, September 19
Dinner & a Show: Tuesday 5/18
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
5/18 — Free Kelan Phil Cohran Performance at the MCA
Kelan Phil Cohran performs a free set on Tue 5/18 at 7 PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art.