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Mike Schwartz

Congrats to Steve Coleman!

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Hell yeah! In my next life i'm coming back as someone with the means to be a philanthropist and i'm giving money to guys like Coleman.

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At last! Some long overdue recognition for a marvellous artist that has ploughed an individual furrow of great influence for many years now. You know you're always get incisive and challenging music from him.

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Richly deserved.

That Rick Lowe is also on this year's list of recipients makes my heart feel good. If you don't know about the Project Row Houses in Houston or his Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow commission here in Dallas, well, they are public art projects worth knowing about.

http://projectrowhouses.org/

http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2013/october/can-art-transform-vickery-meadow?single=1

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I'm very pleased to see the wonderful Alison Bechdel on there, too.

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Bechdel is wonderful indeed.


Never felt like I could "get into" Coleman's music but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve every accolade and award he receives.

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Bechdel is wonderful indeed.

Never felt like I could "get into" Coleman's music but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve every accolade and award he receives.

Same here. One day I will take another swing at it.

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I've been intrigued by Coleman for some time. I've never acquired any of his own records, despite some interesting titles and concepts. I know his work almost exclusively through his membership in Dave Holland's groups; there is a lot of his work there, and all of it sounds good to me.

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So glad to see this. Too much of the "M-Base" music was hyped before the music was really "ready", imo. But the concepts...whoa. And then, once the music started being ready, the hype was over.

Those Hot Brass albums from 1995, that was when it became apparent/confirmed to me that this was no "experiment", this was a legit language and would continue to grow and deepen going forth.

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