Item #39471 A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards. LIVE NEW DEPARTURES.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.
A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.

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A group of 14 publicity items dating from between 1960 and 1967 promoting Live New Departures, the series of touring poetry, folk and jazz happenings organised by Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown from 1959 onwards.

i) a foolscap flyer announcing Live New Departures 'To celebrate ultimate publication of New Departures 2/3' at the ICA on Dover Street, November 15, 1960. Lists appearances by the Joe Harriott Quintet; Pete Brown and Michael Horovitz (with Dudley Moore, Phil Seaman and others); Cornelius Cardew; Adrian Mitchell; Jon Silkin; as well as performances of work by La Monte Young, Morton Feldman, a tape recording of Gregory Corso, and extracts from a cut-up tape by William Burroughs. Bite-size paper loss to upper edge; folded, creased and worn.

ii) a flyer publicising the New Departures double number 2/3 (1960), listing the contributors and adding 'look out for Live new departures travelling programme of plays music dance and poetry'. Printed in blue on white paper. Upper right corner creased; Good only.

iii) a postcard announcing New Departures #4, listing the contributors and announcing dates by Live New Departures at the Ben Uri Art Gallery, including 'New Music trans-formed by Cardew', 'To express joy/bring arts to life/makeendsmeet' (March/April 1963). Very Good.

iv) a printed card (15cm. sq.). giving details of the latest issue of New Departures (#4), and a new series of Live New Departures at the Ben Uri Art Gallery and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in April 1963. The former is billed as 'Sound/Poetry by Brown Horovitz Cardew Ableman Fernandez Williams', the latter 'Jazz/Poetry by Brown Horovitz & the ND5' (Laurie Morgan, Jeff Clyne, Bobby Wellins, Les Condon and Stan Tracey). Horovitz has added further information in blue ink on upcoming Tuesday night gigs at the Marquee, starting May 7th. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Good.

v) a foolscap flyer promoting 'Live New Departures - The Jazz Poetry Group', soliciting bookings, listing its members and printing a text outlining their history (c. 1963). A holograph ink text to verso by Pete Brown warns that he has measles. Creased. Very Good.

vi) programme notes by Michael Horovitz announcing MICA and Live New Departures Present Jazz Poetry on Wednesday May 22 (1963), though no venue is stated. Foolscap sheet, duplicated. Prints a lengthy text by Horovitz on Live Departures' literary road show: 'We've been dubbed 'Pop Poets' by the beady-eyed Scene-scanners of ye Establishment: Bop Poets would be more on the ball.' The evening featured a jazz quintet (lineup as above), with 'Pete Brown and Michael Horovitz reading from their poems.' Three old horizontal folds, o/w Very Good.

vii) Jazz Today Marquee Club Newsletter Vol. 11, no. 6 (June 1963). Double-sided flyer (22x13cm.). Prints a programme of events for June 1963, including four dates for Live New Departures, as well as dates for the Joe Harriott Quintet, Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers (shortly to become known as Manfred Mann), Cyril Davies' All-Stars/The Velvettes/Long John Baldry, and others. Ink notes by Pete Brown list "Cardew Burroughs" and others, possibly guests (in his autobiography he mentions only Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Richard Rodney Bennett, Daevid Allen and Robert Wyatt as ND's guests at the Marquee, though Burroughs was in London in early June 1963, so it's possible). Very Good.

viii) a small card designed to resemble a luggage label (c. June 1963): 'Bop People March With The Times But Not Necessarily In Step'. Lists the contributors to ND #4, advertises Live New Departures, lists the group's members, and announces its regular Tuesday gig at the Marquee. Ink note to verso by Horovitz: "Fred [Hunter] please bring/send loot/mags keep thinking I'm rich & then meeting editors… M". Very Good.

ix) Live New Departures Programme (1964). 12mo. Slim wrps., stapled. 16pp. + insert printing 'Order of Events'. Anna Lovell-designed programme for the Victor Schonfield-organised Live ND concert held at St. Pancras Town Hall on April 27, 1964. The evening featured the New Departures Quintet (it was augmented later in the evening and became the ND big band); Michael Horovitz and Pete Brown improvising their poems (two of which are printed in the programme); Alaba Peters reading African poetry accompanied by Ginger Johnson on drums; readings by Stevie Smith (programme prints three illustrated poems by her), John McGrath, and Jack Macgowran (programme prints Samuel Beckett's 'Act Without Words 2'); and a short theatrical piece by Paul Ableman. Back cover advertises a Thursday 'Prayer Meeting' with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated at the Mercury Theatre (Ladbroke Grove), alongside a 'Sunday Swing' with the Don Brown Quartet at L'Escarpolette, a long-forgotten club on Powis Terrace in Notting Hill.

x) a foolscap flyer printing a text by Michael Horovitz providing a brief account of Live/New Departures. Mentions the imminent pressing of 'A long-playing record of the infamous International Poetry Incarnation at Albert Hall' limited to 100 copies (it never appeared, perhaps due to the asking price of two guineas a copy). Very Good.

xi) a flyer printed in black on blue paper listing forthcoming Live New Departures events and other ND-related information. Among those listed are Stevie Smith 'reading and singing her poems', and John Tilbury 'with lyrics, routines, exchange sound-poems and continuous paintry [sic] by Brown, Horovitz and Neil Oram, for the Finchley Arts Festival' (May 11, 1965). Slightly creased, o/w Very Good plus.

xii) 'Points of Departure for JazzPoetry' (c. 1965). 3 mimeographed sheets of different colour paper, stapled at top corner. A collection of short texts assembled by Michael Horovitz, including contributions from Pete Brown; Gil Sorrentino; Kenneth Rexroth; Antonin Artaud; Thomas Gray; Ray Charles; Cornelius Cardew; Kenneth Patchen; Henry Miller; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Johnny Griffin; Charlie Parker; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Gregory Corso; John Cage; and Langston Hughes. Horovitz's brief introduction begins: 'Pete Brown, myself & the Quintet - a nucleus of Britain's most adventurous modernists in their preferred formation - will sound off the new departures year on January 3rd with a recital of new compositions, free-blowing numbers, sound-poems, exchange poems & jazzpoems." A note on the third page mentions Live New Departures performing at the ICA on the first Sunday of every month. Near Fine. Scarce.

xiii) A foolscap flyer publicising Live/New Departures, with news and tales of penury
(c. 1965). A long holograph ink diatribe from Horovitz to Pete Brown fills the verso, continuing on two sides of a second sheet. Written "on the train with the Sharkeys", who tell of how "you [Brown] go around these days saying how you started New Departures". Horovitz expresses "how pissed off I am", describing Brown as "a hustler of the apocalypse". In his autobiography, Brown describes how his 'relationship with Horovitz had become strained… I think a bit of recognition had gone to my head', and that his 'natural anarchy made me question his [Horovitz's] authority' (p.79).

xiv) Flyer announcing 'Turn On Turn Up Turn Out to New Departures at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Royal, Stratford' (July 2, 1967). Lists 'troubadors' Davy Graham and Mo Kennedy Martin (see also item #28); poets Pete Brown, Lee Harwood, Michael Horovitz, Neil Oram and Brian Patten; 'Tests' by Paul Ableman; 'sounds of Cornelius Cardew'; the 'farewell appearance' of Dave Tomlin and the Giant Sun Trolley; speeches by pot campaigner Steve Abrams and John Arden + Anna Lovell ('light film design'), David Curtis ('magic machines'), and Guy Hodgkinson ('fire-eating dancing further surprise'). Very Good.

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