I would love to hear that - I was a great fan of Philip Wilson and saw him whenever he played the BIM-huis over here. I loved the way he didn't play half of the notes - just suggesting them. So he had this great driving feel and enormous freedom at the same time.
Thanks for posting that, Tim.
I played a gig at a place called The Shuttle, in the Alphabet City section of NYC, back around 1980-82 or so. I was working with a poet and when we arrived, it turned out there was another group that was to perform.
That group turned out to be: Don Cherry, Frank Lowe, Ed Blackwell and a few others I can't recall.
Three things were memorable about that night: the music, standing in an alley afterwards with everybody getting $20 for the gig (rats as big as Cadillacs running over our feet), and running into trumpeter Earl Cross after 5 or 6 years.
"Hey Earl, I heard you were dead, man".
To which he replied: "I was."
No, there was another thing: Frank's tenor looked as though it had the finish sandblasted off the horn. Probably the lacquer just fled from the sonic assault!
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