Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – June 2017

Source: Stereogum reviews the Vision Festival as well as some recent jazz releases.

The Vision Festival is a totally unique event on the New York jazz scene. Every year, Patricia Nicholson-Parker (wife of bassist William Parker) and the Arts For Art organization put on a series of concerts over the course of a week to 10 days. The musicians who perform mostly fit under the broad umbrella of “free jazz” or avant-garde improvised music, though a few rock- and hip-hop-oriented acts have appeared in the past; I saw the turntablist group the X-Ecutioners one year, and the improvising jazz-funk-rock ensemble Burnt Sugar have played the festival twice.