by James Hale, Sound Stage Experience

“While the ’60s had been relatively good years for free-jazz pioneers—such as saxophonists John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, and pianist Cecil Taylor—musicians like these who shunned any concessions to commercialism were looking for broader avenues of creative expression. Coltrane was actively searching for venues beyond smoky clubs and ways to create a more communal musical experience when he succumbed to liver cancer in 1967. By 1970, both Coleman and Taylor had stepped away from the traditional model of performance.”

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