Milford Graves : a mind-body deal /

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Inventory Press ; [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States] :, [Los Angeles, California, United States], p.255 pages : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00799208, (OCoLC)fst00982205, (OCoLC)fst01057758, African American jazz musicians, African American jazz musicians., Exhibitions., fast, Jazz musicians, Jazz musicians., Percussionists, Percussionists., United States.


Published on the occasion of the exhibitions "Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal" at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25, 2020-January 24, 2021 and "Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency" at Artists Space, New York, New York, October 8, 2021-January 8, 2022.Milford Graves (born 1941) has been a revelatory force in music since the mid-1960s, liberating the drummer from the role of 'timekeeper' to instrumental improviser and giving rise to the free-jazz movement, with groundbreaking performances alongside Lou Reed, Min Tanaka and John Zorn. But music cannot contain the energies of his creativity and intellect. Graves' kaleidoscopic genius led him to develop an unprecedented body of interests - from medicine to botany, stem-cell regeneration to martial arts. A Mind-Body Deal gathers the multifaceted work of Milford Graves, exploring the practices and predilections of this extraordinary mind. Fully illustrated, this catalog includes documentation from the eponymous show at ICA Philadelphia, exhibiting a collection of Graves' hand-painted album covers and posters, idiosyncratic drum sets, recording ephemera, multimedia sculptures, photographs and costumes, with elements from his scientific studies.