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.