Joseph Jarman was born Sept. 14, 1937.  Jazz musician, composer and Shinshu Buddhist priest, he is perhaps best known as one of the first members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Jarman

We were doing performance art as far back as 1965, just not calling it that.


You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism, is a sign of one representing the community, it’s not unique at all.

I’ve been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I’ve been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit.

The Art Ensemble of Chicago (from left: Famoudou Don Moye, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors), S.O.B.’s, NYC
Copyright © Enid Farber 1996, All Rights Reserved

http://www.furious.com/perfect/jarman.html
(interview)


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