Great concert by Wadada Leo Smith & Angelica Sanchez at the Greenwich House Music School, NYC last night. I was unfamiliar with Angelica’s piano playing, she took us into some very satisfying dense harmonic territory. Leo on trumpet is a legend, I’m blessed to have the opportunity to hop into town and hear him. Home by 11!
I’ve been to a few shows at Greenwich House in the last year, great location. I’ll be back for more soon.
Leo will playing in Brooklyn May 1-3, 2013.
The illustrious trumpeter-composer Wadada Leo Smith will present a complete version of the 5-hour work that stunned the jazz world last fall: The New York premiere of Ten Freedom Summers, a cycle of compositions about the American civil rights movement.
Ten Freedom Summers is the result of the research and reflection concerning the philosophical, social and political history of the United States of America. Ten Freedom Summers is programmed as three evenings of music, and is composed for Golden Quartet and the Pacifica Coral Reef Ensemble. The New York premiere will be held on May 1-3, 2013.
Performers: Golden Quartet, Pacifica Coral Reef Ensemble, Video Artist Jesse Gilbert