Sundays at Slugs’ by Charles Simic Reviewed

Ornette Coleman

From The New York Review of Books:

The saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who died last month, was one of the great innovators of the free jazz movement that began in the late 1950s and flowered in the 1960s. Following Coleman’s death, Charles Simic spoke to his brother Milan Simich, who has produced concerts and recordings for more than twenty-five years, about the avant-garde jazz scene in New York’s East Village that gave rise to that music. Simich’s book A Night At Birdland And Other Places: The Golden Age Of Modern Jazz In New York 1949-1959 will be available from The Jazz Record Center soon.