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Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant

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Roy Campbell VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom.

Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014


Roy Campbell
Roy Campbell
Roy Campbell
1952 - 2014
trumpet
was deeply grounded in the jazz tradition, and exhibited a working musician’s flexibility, with experiences ranging from R. & B. bands to off-Broadway shows, to reggae to electronics.

Like Don Cherry
Don Cherry
Don Cherry
1936 - 1995
trumpet
, one of his heroes, Campbell was an omnivorous collaborator, working with hundreds of musicians all around the world.

But at his core he was a true New Yorker, representing a particularly rugged and independent streak of African-American improvisational music that has stubbornly survived in the city despite gentrification and changing trends.

Drawing from the ecstatic spiritualism of Albert Ayler
Albert Ayler
Albert Ayler
1936 - 1970
sax, tenor
and John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
1926 - 1967
saxophone
in the nineteen-sixties, which developed in Lower East Side lofts and alternative-art spaces in the nineteen-seventies, Campbell was committed to a kind of free-improvisational music that prized passionate individualism and advocated for a shared sense of community over the fickle rewards of the music industry.

On June 13: Jemeel Moondoc
Jemeel Moondoc
Jemeel Moondoc
b.1951
sax, alto
Quintet tribute

9:15PM - 10:00PM - Jemeel Moondoc Quintet

Jemeel Moondoc – alto saxophone
Steve Swell
Steve Swell
Steve Swell
b.1954
trombone
– trombone
Nathan Breedlove – trumpet
Hilliard Greene
Hilliard Greene
Hilliard Greene
b.1958
bass
– bass
Newman Taylor Baker – drums

June 15: Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen
b.1951
multi-instrumentalist
Band Tribute to Roy.

9:30PM - 10:30PM - Roy Campbell Tribute Band, conducted by Sabir Mateen

Sabir Mateen – saxophones
Rob Brown
Rob Brown
Rob Brown
b.1962
saxophone
– alto saxophone
Dennis Gonzalez
Dennis Gonzalez
Dennis Gonzalez
b.1954
trumpet
– trumpet
Andrew Bemkey
Andrew Bemkey
Andrew Bemkey
b.1974
piano
– piano
William Parker
William Parker
William Parker
b.1952
bass, acoustic
– bass
Hamid Drake
Hamid Drake
Hamid Drake
b.1955
percussion
– drums, percussion

VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom
Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Daily Admission: $30 per day / $20 students & seniors
5-day pass: $140 / VIP Pass $270
At the door or online.


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