Remembering Fred

Fred Ho, Composer and Musician in ‘Popular Avant-Gard,’ Dies at 56

(This article includes video from Steven De Castro)

Jazz saxophonist and composer who identified with the civil rights struggles in America

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/apr/28/fred-ho

NPR: Fred Ho, Musician And Activist, Dies At 56

Throughout his career, Ho combined Asian melodies with big band jazz, though he never used the phrase “jazz.” (He said the word originally denigrated the work of black musicians.)

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/04/14/302981332/fred-ho-musician-and-activist-dies-at-56

 

Fred Ho’s Radical Imagination

 

 

To Walk the Gauntlet of Fire: Remembering a Mentor

A former student recalls the ups-and-downs of Ho’s cult of personality.

To Walk the Gauntlet of Fire: Remembering a Mentor