"People keep looking rearward for the tradition. The tradition in this music is forward, forward! Not what you did last week, but this week."
the black artists group was a multidisciplinary arts collective that existed in St. Louis, Missouri from 1968 to 1972- featuring the wonderful saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist oliver lake, whom i saw a couple of years ago at the flynn space with mary redhouse and pheeroan akLaff. church number nine- a great free-jazz/experimental music blog- posted an album by b.a.g for your downloading & listening pleasure! go to the blog and scroll down a bit. i'd post the link here myself- but i'm not sure if thats a breech of blogger etiquette. this album was even listed on thurston moores top ten free jazz album list. now thats street cred yo.