John Tchicai

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John Martin Tchicai is, as he puts it himself, an afro-danish-american jazz saxophonist.
Mostly known for his free jazz interventions in the NYC 60's scene, noticably recording with both Johns (Coltrane and Lennon) he eventually moved to Europe where he stayed to promote free jazz and experimental music.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-05 16:32 UTC.

Legal name: John Martin Tchicai



1966RufusJohn Tchicai & Archie Shepp6
1968Instant Composers PoolHan Bennink / Misha Mengelberg / John Tchicai1
1970Cadentia Nova DanicaJohn Tchicai1
1978FragmentsMisha Mengelberg, John Tchicai, Han Bennink, Derek Bailey2
1981ContinentJohn Tchicai - Hartmut Geerken1
1997Adapt...Or Die!John Tchicai With Rent Romus' Lords Of Outland1
1998GirafPierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra, John Tchicai & Josefine Cronholm1
1998Love Notes From The MadhouseJohn Tchicai & Yusef Komunyakaa1
1999Infinitesimal FlashJohn Tchicai1
2004Sudden HappinessTriot With John Tchicai1
2005Big Chief DreamingJohn Tchicai, Garrison Fewell, Tino Tracanna, Paolino Dalla Porta & Massimo Manzi1
2006Good Night SongsTchicai / Kohlhas / Fewell1
2006Lake / Tchicai / Osgood / WestergaardLake / Tchicai / Osgood / Westergaard1
2006Witch’s ScreamJohn Tchicai, Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille1
2009The Kabul and Teheran TapesHartmut Geerken / John Tchicai1
2012Dell Westergaard Lillinger Feat. John TchicaiDell, Westergaard, Lillinger Feat. John Tchicai1
2013Tribal GhostJohn Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart1
2015Clapham DuosJohn Tchicai and Evan Parker1
2015Men From Windy LandStefano Maltese & John Tchicai1
2017Du Maurier, Vancouver Jazz Festival, 1988John Tchicai, Vinny Golia, Bill Smith, Clyde Reed, Gregg Simpson1
2021Moonstone JourneyOk Nok...Kongo, Thomas Agergaard & John Tchicai1
2023The Blue GiantTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1
Timo's MessageJohn Tchicai1

Album + Compilation

2012John Tchicai And Strange Brothers / Put Up The FightJohn Tchicai1

Album + Soundtrack

1966New York Eye and Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray14

Album + Live

1985Cassava BallsHartmut Geerken, Famoudou Don Moye, John Tchicai3
2001The African TapesFamoudou Don Moye / John Tchicai / Hartmut Geerken1
201213 Miniatures for Albert AylerJean-Jacques AvenelJacqueline CauxJean-Luc CappozzoSteve DalachinskySimon GoubertRaphaël ImbertSylvain KassapJoëlle LéandreUrs LeimgruberDidier LevalletRamon LopezJoe McPheeEvan ParkerBarre PhillipsMichel PortalLucia RecioChristian RolletJohn Tchicai1
2013Other VioletsThe Engines w/ John Tchicai1
2014Hindukush SerenadeHartmut Geerken & John Tchicai1
2015Insistency!Hartmut Geerken and His Rock and Free Jazz Group Kabul featuring John Tchicai1
2016Musical MonstersDon Cherry - John Tchicai - Irène Schweizer - Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre1


2020Moonstone JourneyOk Nok...Kongo, Thomas Agergaard & John Tchicai1
2020Holy CoordinatorOk Nok...Kongo, Thomas Agergaard & John Tchicai1
2023NutcrackerTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1
2023Zwischen ZwischenTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1
2023Angel WingTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1
2023But We Are Not ToldTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1


2021Spirals of RubyOk Nok...Kongo, Thomas Agergaard & John Tchicai1
2023The Blue GiantTchicai / Skovbakke / Pasborg1

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