Archive for November, 2012

CREATIVE TENSION – the weapon of protest and performance

In the background Gene Ammons is playing his tenor sax in that haunting, honking, masculine, full body  style of his.  He is teamed up with Richard “Groove” Holmes on the Hammond B-3 organ, with Ray Barreto laying down those heavy handed,  syncopated Latin accents on congas. Gene is from Chicago and the son of the […]


Dwight Stones was a world record holder and Olympic medalist in the high jump. He was insisting that his personal medical person, Dr Leroy Perry, be given access and freedom to treat him at the Olympic Trials and elsewhere. His medical person was a “chiropractor”. At that time most of us did not even know […]