New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles

This afternoon in the 5 o'clock hour, I am joined by Marc Anthony Richardson for a discussion of his recent novel, Year of the Rat

 "Richardson has found a way to describe in words the inability to understand other people—he uses dense prose that circles on itself and leaps from present to flashback, depicting a muddled mind at work...once readers enter the story it's easy to be swept into its stormy momentum, and to acknowledge the very promising start of the author's career. "

—Publishers Weekly
 
"Marc Anthony Richardson is an artist from Philadelphia and this compact book, his first, which won the Ronald Sukenick Prize for Innovation Fiction, makes for a fine addition to the recent history of experimental prose by writers with ties to Philadelphia—from the late Fran Ross (whose 1974 novel, Oreo, was recently re-issued) to contemporaries like Samuel R. Delany, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Hilary Plum, Caren Beilin, and the West Philadelphia sci-fi collective Metropolarity. . . . Focused on the body and the anguish of grief, its style has shades of early Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell, Sartre’s Nausea, and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man."
—Cleaver Magazine
 
“Trust me, you've never read anything like Marc Anthony Richardson's Year of the Rat, and you must stop everything you're doing right now and make time for it. Gorgeous, unsparing, heartbreaking, the book is a prose poem of a testament to motherhood, to manhood, to lost generations, to hope itself."
—Cristina García, author of King of Cuba and The Lady Matador's Hotel
 
"In language that is at times phantasmagoric, at times ribald, and always beautiful, Marc Anthony Richardson's debut novel astounds. Bold, provocative, and ambitious: we have a new, indispensable voice in American letters."
—Micheline Aharonian Marcom, author of Three Apples Fell from Heaven and The Mirror in the Well
 
“Here is the debut of a breathtaking talent, a writer of relentless intelligence and vision. Marc Anthony Richardson’s writing is at once ecstatic and gritty, fierce and tender, gorgeous and as potent as a bomb.”
—Carolina De Robertis, author of The Invisible Mountain and The Gods of Tango
 
“As word-drunk as Joyce, as sharp-eyed as Ellison, Richardson has a mesmerizing voice that grabs you by the ears and won’t let go. This poignant tale of a young man’s devotion to his family while he struggles to succeed in a surreal art world introduces Richardson as an important new voice.”
—Cornelia Nixon, author of Jarrettsville and Angels Go Naked
 
"Haunted by the sign (maria) of the moon, Marc Anthony Richardson's remarkable and necessary debut, Year of the Rat, is an abject linguistic entity scrabbling through a complex underworld of love and disgust—a world of damaged, systematically marginalized black bodies from which Richardson's narrator continuously rises, bringing news, rage, and redemption in beauty and the irresistible connections of family."

 

—Michael Mejia, author of Forgetfulness

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ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Tony Williams Extras Spring Blue Note August 12, 1965
Tony Williams Echo Spring Blue Note August 12, 1965
Myron O'Higgins (Gloria Foster) To a Young Poet A Hand Is on the Gate Verve-Folkways September 1966
James Vaughn (Roscoe Lee Browne) from Four Questions A Hand Is on the Gate Verve-Folkways September 1966
Eric Dolphy Straight Up and Down Out to Lunch! Blue Note February 25, 1964
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Cecil Taylor Tales (8 Whisps) Unit Structures Blue Note May 19, 1966
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Calling Miss Khadija Indestructible! Blue Note May 15, 1964
Art Taylor Move A.T.'s Delight Blue Note August 6, 1960
Max Roach Filide Deeds, Not Words Riverside September 4, 1958
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Chet Baker Do It the Hard Way It Could Happen to You Riverside August 1958
Chet Baker I'm Old Fashioned It Could Happen to You Riverside August 1958
Elvin Jones Shadowland Elvin! Riverside December 27, 1961
Elvin Jones Pretty Brown Elvin! Riverside July 11, 1961
Andy and the Bey Sisters Love is Just Around the Corner, I Love You, Love You Madly 'Round Midnight Prestige c. 1965
Sam Rivers Upstairs Blues Downstairs Fuchsia Swing Song Blue Note December 11, 1964
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Sun Ra Call for All Demons Sun Ra Singles Vol. 1 Strut / Art Yard tba
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Sun Ra Great Balls of Fire Sun Ra Singles Vol. 1 Strut / Art Yard tba
Sun Ra featuring Pat Patrick The Blue One Sun Ra Singles Vol. 2 Strut / Art Yard tba
Duke Ellington Money Jungle Money Jungle United Artists September 17, 1962
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Jimmy Giuffre In the Mornings Out There Jimmy Giuffre 3 ECM
Jimmy Giuffre Goodbye Jimmy Giuffre 3 ECM