top of page


I was working on a book a quarter of a century ago about Free Jazz to include chapters on John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, the Chicago Art Ensemble, Sun Ra and others but a different career as an administrator pursued me and made it very difficult to continue my work. I had enough material for a first volume but didn’t have the time to edit, compile a bibliography, and other necessary scholarly tasks. I now release much of the material in first draft form so that others can study, reference, or just ignore. I make no claims for the material and the analysis is a “dated” approach although I like to think of it as accurate. I’ve made no edits, but I hope the chapters on Coltrane and Coleman and the transcriptions will be worth reading for those fascinated by jazz on the outside.

bottom of page