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Adam Shatz

Adam Shatz is the US Editor of the London Review of Books. (May 2021)

A Blues Surrealist

Julius Hemphill’s music uses stark, lyrical abstraction and svelte dissonances to confront the vicissitudes of black American life.

The Boyé Multi-National Crusade for Harmony

archival recordings by Julius Hemphill, with Malinké Elliott, K. Curtis Lyle, Abdul Wadud, Baikida Carroll, John Carter, Olu Dara, Nels Cline, Allan Jaffe, Jehri Riley, Jack Wilkins, Jerome Harris, Dave Holland, Steuart Liebig, Roberto Miranda, Michael Carvin, Alex Cline, Jack DeJohnette, Philip Wilson, Ursula Oppens, Daedalus String Quartet, Ray Anderson, Marty Ehrlich, Janet Grice, John Purcell, and Bruce Purse

May 27, 2021 issue

Jeanne Lee performing at the Banlieues Bleues Festival, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, 1997

An Invitation from Jeanne Lee

The Newest Sound Around

an album by Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake

The Newest Sound You Never Heard: European Studio Recordings 1966/1967

an album by Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake

Free Standards: Stockholm 1966

an album by Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake

June 11, 2020 issue

Don Cherry at the Amougies Festival, Belgium, 1969

The Apostle of Now-ness

Studio 105, Paris 1967

an album by the Don Cherry Trio

Home Boy, Sister Out

an album by Don Cherry

Brown Rice

an album by Don Cherry

The Codona Trilogy

an album by Don Cherry, Naná Vasconcelos, and Collin Walcott

June 6, 2019 issue

Roland Barthes

The Mythologies of R.B.

Barthes: A Biography

by Tiphaine Samoyault, translated from the French by Andrew Brown

The Friendship of Roland Barthes

by Philippe Sollers, translated from the French by Andrew Brown

Album: Unpublished Correspondence and Texts

by Roland Barthes, translated from the French by Jody Gladding

June 7, 2018 issue

Julius Eastman, Buffalo, New York, 1972

Bad Boy from Buffalo

Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music

edited by Renée Levine Packer and Mary Jane Leach

Unjust Malaise

an album by Julius Eastman

The Zürich Concert

an album by Julius Eastman

Femenine

an album by Julius Eastman

May 10, 2018 issue

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