Jazz is America's music. Jazz is bop and be-bop. Jazz is Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. Jazz is "A Love Supreme." Jazz is...
Phil Freeman is a free jazz evangelist. What does that mean? Well, it's not all positive or negative. Sometimes it makes for a great read. The upside of evangelism is a contagious enthusiasm, passion, and commitment to the subject at hand, in this case, the present-day free jazz scene. Freeman is clearly on a mission to convert, and in his best moments his delight in this music is inspiring. He does a canny job of conveying the exhilaration... more