This week I describe going to see Sun Ra and his Arkestra at the 1988 Chicago Jazz Festival. I draw upon the research of Graham Lock and Paul Youngquist to contextualize the outer space philosophy of the man from Saturn.
This week I discuss my friend Jason Veitzer and our plans to see Sun Ra at the 1988 Chicago Jazz Festival.
This episode is the first in a trilogy about the 1988 Chicago Jazz Festival. I discuss the Art Ensemble of Chicago, drawing upon fellow U Chicago alum Paul Steinbeck’s book, Message to our Folks, as well as George Lewis’s monumental work on the AACM, A Power Stronger Than Itself.
In this week’s episode, I discuss an incident that took place near the University Apartments in Hyde Park leading to my appearance in a Chicago courtroom.
This episode recalls the old Maxwell Street Market and the first night game at Wrigley field. Correction: I refer to the 2006 documentary about Maxwell Street as “Cheat Your Fair.” The correct title is Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street.