Great album for grabs at 9 Grey Chairs. Love this one!
Mid-1969 and a whole bunch of ‘new music’ free American musicians are in France.
The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Alan Silva, Grachan Moncur, Don Cherry, Jimmy Lyons, Burton Greene, Andrew Cyrille, Sunny Murray, Steve McCall ….
The turbulent events of May 68 are fresh in the consciousness of young people in France – arguably, all over Europe.
A trumpet player called Jacques Coursil comes over to Paris with another guy – an alto player – whose name is Arthur Jones.