From a protracted series of scenes from art history I wish I had witnessed
Post #929 • January 2, 2007, 3:20 PM • 23 Comments
A Sweeper-Up After Artists by Irving Sandler:
Ronnie [Bladen]'s "purity" attracted Mark di Suvero and the group of his friends who founded the Park Place Gallery. Ronnie was an exemplar to them. They would meet on Sundays in a "free" jazz session, in which anyone who wanted to participate brought any kind of instrument and joined in. I bought a second-hand bugle, and happily played along with Ronnie on saxophone - he was a fine musician - and several dozen more, including di Suvero, Philip Wofford, Forrest Myers, John Chamberlain, and sometimes John Coltrane [!!! - F.]. A number of Ronnie's friends played jazz at his funeral.