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Tracking The Odds: Joseph Jarman

Apr 19, 2018: 1am - 2am
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Produced by Roulette Intermedium.

Jazz legend, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Jarman appears here in a 1995 concert at Roulette with pianist Myra Melford and guitarist Mikele Navazio. In the early sixties in Chicago Jarman joined the Experimental Band organized by composer and pianist Muhal Richard Abrams along with Malachi Favors and Roscoe Mitchell, two of his later collaborators--plus Lester Bowie--in the Art Ensemble of Chicago. In addition to a remarkable career as a musical innovator and collaborator, Jarman pursues a rich spiritual life. In 1990, he was ordained a Buddhist priest and took the name Shaku. That year, he founded, along with his wife, writer Thulani Davis, the Brooklyn Buddhist Association.

Tracking The Odds: The Roulette Concert Archive is a monthly hour-long radio special produced by Roulette Intermedium (roulette.org) and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM and Standing Wave Radio. The broadcasts feature selected highlights from Roulette’s New York experimental music space dating from the early 1980s to the present. Thousands of rare, formative, and often unheard recordings by innovators and adventurous musicians populate the archive. Tracking The Odds airs the third Thursday of each month at 1 a.m. ET and is archived at wavefarm.org.

Founded in 1978, Roulette operates a 400-seat concert hall on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn with a focus on experimental and unorthodox music and performance across all genres and media. It's archive of thousands of audio and video recordings is currently being restored.

Pictured: A screening, reading, and performance for Henry Hills' film "Money" at Roulette (1985) with dancer Pooh Kaye surrounded by (L-R) John Zorn, Tom Cora, Ciro Baptiste, (obstructed, possibly Sally Silvers), Abigail Child, Diane Ward, Susie Timmons, Alan Davies, Bruce Andrews, Ikue Mori, Jim Staley, Butch Morris. Photo: Lona Foote.