November 25, 2012 Leave a comment
The story of Giuseppi Logan is one of grit and tenacity and the power of music. Giuseppi Logan was a contemporary of Albert Ayler, John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders. An accomplished sax player, as well as clarinet, flute and piano player, Giuseppi became known for his free form compositional genius. Having studied at the New England Conservatory, in the sixties Logan was hailed as one of the bright lights of free jazz. In the seventies, Giuseppi disappeared from view and remained lost to the music world for well over 30 years.
In this project we will bring you the second record Giuseppi Logan record sponsored by the jazz community on Kickstarter. The goal of this project is to raise the funds to press vinyl for “And They Were Cool” a new record made possible in part by the previous Kickstarter for The Giuseppi Logan Project. When we went into the studio with Giuseppi in June this year, we did so with one goal in mind. Create an environment conducive to following the muse and playing pure jazz improv. Almost a year into recovering from his broken hip, Giuseppi was in better physical health and obviously energized by the talent in the room and having a talented young sax player to challenge him (Jessica Lurie). Piano as well as sax came into play and at the end of the day it became a question of what to leave off the record rather than what to include.