Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Outer Space

Above's a clip from a Chicago Cable childrens program called Chic-A-Go-GO featuring Jazz musician Kelan Philip Cohran. In the video, Cohran talks about his invention of the frankiphone, recites a much longer than expected self-penned poem of his and at the end of it gets all the kids in the audience to dance along to one of his songs.

Though most famous for his work with Sun Ra's Arkestra Cohran, now 82, has a incredible back catalogue of his own - The Wire wrote a pretty comprehensive article on the man if you ever wanted to find out more.

Philip's eight (EIGHT!!) sons make up nine members of The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble who are pretty interesting in their own right. Many thanks to them for putting up so many videos. Including this ripper: