...is probably the most criminally under-heard talent that I can think of. Some of us 40-plus guys will remember his name from the cut-out bins in the 80s. His music is a unique cross-fertilization of Avant-garde Jazz, Folk and Soul. What a unique genius and a wonderful singer. If you haven't had a chance to listen to him, there are the tracks from his 1976 LP Clarity online for download, but you can preview the entire track (once). These are acoustic pieces with horns. He also plays electric guitar on some of his own recordings and on Oliver Lake and Pheeroan akLaff dates. His '82 record What From Where was my introduction to his music and he used drum machines and stuff like that in such ingenious ways. Clarity A View Of This Life There is a huge number of musicians that I think younger musicians with a hunger for something different would appreciate. A few other examples I can think of--some of the bands now extinct: Steve Coleman's Five Elements, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Kelvyn Bell, Craig Ross, Bushrock w/Delmar Brown, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Defunkt....have any you care to add to the list?