Another October Revolution Review

Source: DownBeat News.

The Philadelphia jazz community claimed its own revolution on the first weekend of October, showing a bit of hometown pride and plenty of support for the elder statesmen of the avant-garde.

Taking its name not so much from the Russian “Red October” in 1917 as a four-day festival organized by trumpeter Bill Dixon in New York City in 1964, the Philadelphia October Revolution (which also ran four days, from Oct. 5–8) boasted strong bookings, a great theater and professional lighting and sound engineering.

A Guide to the Many Sun Ra Albums Now Available on Bandcamp 

English: Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, F...

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The thing about being an alien from outer space, sent to spread enlightenment and happiness through sound, is that some of the things you set out to do can’t be accomplished on Earth. “Everything that’s possible’s been done by man,” the composer, pianist, and bandleader Sun Ra told interviewer John Corbett in 1986. “I have to deal with the impossible. And when I deal with the impossible and am successful, it makes me feel good, because I know that I’m not bullshittin’.”