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The Known Unknown - Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson - Mixtapes

In October 2015, at the American Philosophical Society, PJP presented a tribute concert for two talented Philadelphia artists; saxophonist Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted Curson, who were in the thick of things during what was called, "The New Thing" in Jazz in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They also had the distinction of working with   Read More....

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Singing Nina - Festival & Conference Honoring Nina Simone

NEWS FLASH!!!   They Are BACK For More!!!   "Dear Nina: a sonic love letter to Nina Simone" with Drea d'Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic   Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM   Milo - The Meeting House 7165 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119   FOR TICKETS   Just in case,   Read More....

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Satellites #8 - Erica Corbo

Satellites #8 June 20th, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104   For Tickets: CLICK HERE     Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician,   Read More....

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The Equinox Concert Mixtapes

  "I'm interested in all the sciences—metaphysics, astrology, astronomy, mental physics..."  - - - - John Coltrane     The Equinox is the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). Although this is an   Read More....

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Tenor Madness - Jazz Walk Mixtape

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane: A nine day celebration of John Coltrane. Among the many events that   Read More....

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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
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