Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Woodstock's Origins in Florida Avant-garde Jazz?

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Jazz & Blues Florida's Contributing Editor, Bob Weinberg, has posted an Examiner blog that puts the spotlight on Abbey Rader.

"...not many people realize that the roots of Woodstock are firmly entrenched in South Florida soil. The event's co-founder, Michael Lang, came to Miami in 1966 to open a head shop and went on to produce 1968's Miami Pop Festival, which was more or less a dress rehearsal for Woodstock. (You can read about it here.) What's more, one of South Florida's greatest avant-garde jazz drummers was responsible for introducing Lang to Artie Kornfeld, his primary partner in the Woodstock venture."

Check out the full entry and leave a comment (Your Woodstock story or perhaps your Miami avant-garde jazz story?)



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