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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Tribute to Phil Cohran - Chicago 2005

Tribute to Kelan Phil Cohran
NEW CHICAGO MUSIC - AACM 40th Anniversary
Chicago, IL (USA), Hothouse
May 14, 2005

Malachi Thompson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Roscoe Mitchell - saxophone
Harrison Bankhead - bass
Vincent Davis - drums
Kahil El'Zabar - percussion, kalimba

feat: Kelan Phil Cohran - kalimba, zither, etc. (on #3)

1. Band Improv 1 (12:48)
2. Kahil award Cohran (6:47)
3. C Blues Improv with Cohran (5:40)
4. Band Improv 2 (27:37)

TT: 52:54

Sound: A-/B+

Recorded by CameraEye using Sony MZ-N10 MD recorder & Sony ECM-MS907 mic
Mindisc > CDR > CD Wave Editor > Flac Level 8
(ripped again w/EAC)

Many, many thanks to the person who taped and shared over on dime!


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

corvimax said...

many thanks for this!
it looks that Phil Cohran is still around playing, but for some reasons no recordings

ubu said...

He certainly would be if the music business made any sense...

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Many many thanks. Phil sure is one of the great "unknown" giants! dont know him personally but judging from interviews he is a really humble and intelligent guy too..

ubu said...

here are some links:

Excerpts from Gloria Peace Show interview with Phil Cohran, Chicago, 2001:

Phil Cohran on his years with Sun Ra:

Award speech, DuSable Museum, Chicago:

"Live with the Jazzcat" (KRML Radio-Show von LeRoy Downs)

Interview, Mule Magazine No. 4 (2008):

ubu said...

and some music:
Caro d'Offay Gallery, Chicago (2007)
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (December 2006)
Phil Cohran in der Show "Chic-A-Go-Go" (
Los Angeles (July 30, 2005)
Phil Cohran & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Paris, Festival "Sons d'Hiver" 2009

Hoochie Coochie man said...

WOW!! Great, thank you for these links, they are much appreciated :)

JC said...


giu said...

thank you a lot
great, super blog

yotte said...

Thanks, Ubu.
I'm really looking forward to checking out all those add'l links, too. Love me some Phil Cohran!

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Hi friend! Thought you might want to check this site, if you dont already know it... Phil Cohran, Kahil El'Zabar etc..

All the best :)


Hoochie Coochie man said...

Forgot to mention that there's free dloads available there too.. dig in! Fantastic stuff

Frame Artist said...

glad to see that this recording is still alive and being passed around. i made it at the glorious HotHouse in Chicago which isn't around any longer. since then we've also lost fred anderson AND his velvet lounge. chicago's musical landscape just isn't the same.

just a note about mr. cohran... he still plays on the far north side of the city every friday night at the Ethiopian Diamond restaurant. its definitely worth checking out and he often has many of his own recordings (things that aren't available anywhere else) for sale. he is far, far from humble but a musical giant, no doubt.

Mike88.O said...

Be great if you could reup this session