WEDNESDAY – September 6, 5-9pm
Delmark’s Art Gallery hosts an opening for the next exhibit, of art and photos by jazz journalist Michael Jackson. Unveiling of a special photo from the memorial for bassist Harrison Bankhead.
Come celebrate 70 years of legendary indie label Delmark records next Wednesday September 6th, 5-9pm.
Michael Jackson has been associated with the many-splendored imprint for 25 years since he was hired to write liner notes in 1998 and he’s shot sessions over the decades with some favorite musicians.
The Delmark catalogue is a deep dive, embracing jazz that is trad/Dixieland, groove’n’swing, avant/improv/experimental, not to mention the crucial blues archives.
On show will be images of such inimitable creative forces as Nicole Mitchell (pictured), Fred Anderson, Von and George Freeman, Muhal Richard Abrams, John Young and Eddie Johnson, Wadada Leo Smith, Keefe Jackson, Avreeayl Ra, Jason Stein, Dee Alexander, Roscoe Mitchell, Jeb Bishop, Ari Brown, Josh Berman, Red Holloway, Bobby Broom, Ernest Kabeer Dawkins, Chris Foreman, Rob Mazurek, Dwight Trible, Frank Rosaly, Robert Barry, Tomeka Reid, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Thompson, David Murray, Archie Shepp and Illinois Jacquet etc, including the unveiling of a giant commemorative image from late bass-ace Harrison Bankhead’s memorial at Constellation back in June, commissioned by Julia Miller.
Come by czech some musical moments, frozen-in-time-and-light, at Delmark House 4121 N. Rockwell Chicago IL 60618.
Check out Michael’s website
Here’s some gorgeous Michael Jackson photos of Delmark recording artists!
Muhal Richard Abrams
Fred Anderson at his Velvet Lounge
Ernest Dawkins jams @ The New Apartment Lounge
Harrison Bankhead and Henry Grimes, Velvet Lounge