Oliver Lake Trio + Dave Burrell Duo in Philadelphia

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Saturday, June 11 | 8pm
Oliver Lake, tenor saxophone
Michael Gregory Jackson, guitar
Pheeroan akLaff, drums

Oliver Lake (b. 1942) was a founding member of St. Louis' Black Artist's Group (BAG) - a collective akin to Chicago's AACM - which also included Julius Hemphill and Charles “Bobo" Shaw. In 1976, with Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, and David Murray, he founded the World Saxophone Quartet, reaching a level of popularity perhaps unprecedented by a free jazz ensemble. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has composed commissioned works for the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and the Brooklyn Philharmonic as well as the Arditti and Flux String Quartets. He has arranged and performed on Bjork's “Debut", Lou Reed's “Set the Twilight Reeling" and A Tribe Called Quest's “Stressed Out". He continues to lead his own Steel Quartet, Big Band and cooperative ensembles such as Trio 3 with Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille.

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
$12/10 with valid student ID

Wednesday, June 8 | 6-8pm
Dave Burrell, piano
Michael Formanek, bass

Dave Burrell has contributed to over 125 recordings including pivotal works such as Archie Shepp's “Attica Blues," Pharoah Sanders' “Tauhid," Marion Brown's “Three for Shepp" and Grammy Award winner David Murray's “Lovers" and “Ballads." Recent releases include his performance at Vision Festival 2002 on Thirsty Ear Records, the reissue of “After Love" (Universal Records) with Roscoe Mitchell and Alan Silva. His newest studio recording, “Expansion" (High Two Recordings), with William Parker and Andrew Cyrille, is the Village Voice's #2 Jazz album of 2004.

Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 South 18th Street

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