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Joseph Jarman

 
Joseph Jarman (1937-2019) was a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of trailblazing avant-garde jazz group Art Ensemble of Chicago. Jarman was responsible for the Art Ensemble's signature face paint and elaborate costumes as well as the pioneering theatrical and multimedia elements of their shamanistic performances, which could include dance, comedy, performance art, surreal pranks, and—notably—the recitation of Jarman's poetry.
Joseph Jarman was married to Thulani Davis.
 
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.


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