We’ve Been Shamed

Every cultural arts organization except Anxious Sound should be embarrassed that Kidd Jordan had to go to New York City for to be recognized for a lifetime achievement. Here’s an excerpt from Nate Chinen’s review in the New York Times:

Every ensemble featuring Mr. Jordan … knocked about in the realm of free improvisation. He’s a master of that tradition, one of a handful of saxophonists of his generation to absorb the breakthroughs of his contemporaries Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, not just as a shock but also as a spur. His technique has the capacity to astonish, especially in the altissimo range. But he works to ensure that the technical takes a backseat to the soulful.