Back from CIMM Fest - John Rogers
Larry Ochs, Starr Sutherland, and I were in Chicago recently, where "Rova Channeling Coltrane" screened at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMM Fest), on May 3. It was... Read more
News on Electric Ascension including: Screening May 3, 2014 in Chicago
Greetings from Rova and John Rogers out here in the Bay Area,
First of all, I’d like to say that “Channeling Coltrane” will be screened as part of the Chicago... Read more
Hello Rova:Arts supporters!
We hear that not everyone has received the music download reward that should have. We'll be resending the link to everyone this weekend.
If you haven't received... Read more
Ochs Reporting In: Upcoming Screenings, a DVD, a June Rova show in SF with Ikue Mori and Gino Robair
A private screening took place at Dolby Studios in San Francisco at the very end of April. John Rogers documentary about Coltrane's Ascension and Rova's Electric Ascension ("Cleaning the Mirror")... Read more
Close to the Goal Line Now
So sorry for the long gap between Updates. Since maybe early December we have felt we were just a week or two from being able to post this same update.... Read more
Early November Update on Electric Ascension Video: A Progress Report
First of all, if you're in the Northeast, we hope you and yours are all safe after the storm. And that any damage to homes etc can be dealt with... Read more
It's "in the can," but now there is no can
Like Larry, although I am reluctant to say so less there emerge some still-hidden technical gremlins or artistic failures, I too am stunned by the apparent “overwhelming success of it... Read more
Reflections on the overwhelming success of it all
It's Monday morning September 10 here in Berkeley; I am back home after the spectacular Electric Ascension show that highlighted my weekend in Guelph. No matter how prepared you think... Read more
Heading to Guelph; the music plan is all set
Hey, A short note to say that everyone playing in the band leaves for Guelph today, Thursday. The concert is tomorrow. The video shoot of course occurs at the same... Read more
Some comments from the director of Channeling Coltrane, John Rogers
The show is less than a week away now!
The experience of hearing Electric Ascension live is visceral. We are hoping that, given the right viewing circumstances, the video will... Read more
July 26 UPDATE from Rova
The Kickstarter Campaign is now officially over. But a new chapter in the story begins now.
First of all though, another big thanks to all of you who contributed.... Read more
Electric Ascension violinist, Carla Kihlstedt talks about kicking up communal dust, spiritual rodeo, transformative possibilities, Coltrane's architecture, and getting ready to tussle
Carla Kihlstedt played violin on Electric Ascensionin San Francisco, Lisbon, and Philadelphia; and will again join Jenny Scheinman in the string section for the upcoming concert at Guelph. A... Read more
Wilco guitarist, Nels Cline talks about Coltrane as an early inspiration, Ascension, anti-jazz, Interstellar Space, and 300 pounds of distortion
July 17th is the 45th anniversary of John Coltrane's death. He died in 1967 of liver cancer at the age of 40. His legacy lives on.
With over $26,000 pledged... Read more
Andrew Cyrille speaks about hearing Ascension for the first time, hearing Coltrane play, and the impact of Coltrane’s music on the landscape of jazz.
Andrew Cyrille’s discography as a drummer reads like a Who’s Who of the American Jazz Avant-Garde. In 1964, he succeeded Sonny Murray as the drummer for the Cecil Taylor Unit... Read more
Art Davis played bass on Ascension, alongside Jimmy Garrison, 47 years ago
In 1965, Art Davis played bass alongside Jimmy Garrison on Ascension, and on an unreleased take of A Love Supreme, the previous year. He was interviewed by Derk... Read more
Rova gets ready: Channeling Coltrane in recent rehearsal
Here’s an update from Bruce Ackley of Rova:
Rova rehearsed the other night for a Berkeley show, and we also went over themes from Ascension—simply to intone the spirit of... Read more
Channeling Coltrane over 13K!
Here’s an update from Larry Ochs of Rova:
The funding surge is now over 13K at the "Channeling Coltrane" Kickstarter site. But we need more friends of the arts and... Read more