Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March 16-19: After Mingus – Improvising the Mingus School

Improvising the Mingus School: Session One, March 16-­19 2016 : The Jazz Workshop for Radical Poetics / We done worked a Root

WEDNESDAY 3/16 : Listening as a form

6:30 – 8:30pm With Fred Moten, Harmony Holiday, Feliz Molina, Pablo Lopez, and some raw coconuts on deck

Close listening to Nesuhi Ertegun’s interview with Mingus along with LPs :
  • Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  • Ah, Um
  • We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln)
  • Black Spirits (Amiri Baraka)

Thursday 3/17

6 – 8pm

Screening: Life is a Saxophone (Documentary on LA poet Kamau Daaood­)

Discussion of Horace Tapscott and Post Central Ave Jazz heyday Collectives, Community Theater, Jazz and Poetics working together in Black Arts and the telos from then to now’s iterations in the form of albums like Kendrick Lamar’s most recent.

Friday 3/18

5 – 8pm

Mingus Sessions with Paul Vangelisti, workshop and listening

Saturday 3/19

6 – 8pm

Screening of Jackie McLean’s Life on Mars

Sun Ra Listening Session post and Mythscience Impossible Events ephemera showing