Mark Stryker continues Chronology

Must read: Mark Stryker on Freddie Redd. Beautiful. We need Stryker’s critical voice in this music.

The previous columns were all written by myself. Thanks again to Vinnie Sperrazza for the name “Chronology,” which is a great Ornette Coleman tune as well as an appropriate title for this series…

  1. James Newton
  2. John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum
  3. Mary Lou Williams
  4. Don Cherry
  5. Charli Persip (RIP since publication)
  6. Shirley Horn
  7. Harold Mabern, Larry Willis, and Richard Wyands
  8. Bertha Hope
  9. Gary Peacock (RIP since publication — I spoke to Peacock before posting and he signed off on the article.)
  10. Jimmy Lyons
  11. Wynton Kelly at Left Bank
  12. Paul Desmond
  13. Old and New Dreams
  14. Larry Young and Woody Shaw
  15. Jacob Garchik and Andrew D’Angelo
  16. Meredith D’Ambrosio
  17. Eubie Blake
  18. McCoy Tyner as sideman
  19. Ron Carter in the early 80s
  20. Pete La Roca (as told by Steve Swallow)
  21. Ralph Peterson with Geri Allen