Jazz Greats Celebrate Drum Virtuoso Jerome Cooper

From The Villager:

Luminaries of avant-garde jazz gathered on Tuesday evening to remember Jerome Cooper, the pioneering multi-percussionist free jazz player, who died on May 6 at age 68. Cooper was raised in Chicago. After moving to New York, he lived in the same East Village squat on E. 13th St. and Avenue B. He did solo projects and collaborated with free jazz greats, including pianist Cecil Taylor and forming, with violinist Leroy Jenkins and bassist Sirone, the widely influential free jazz group The Revolutionary Ensemble.

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  1. Didn’t know; may he rest in peace and we benefit from his spirit! Missing the Vision (Festival), and him!

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