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"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

"No Is No" Is A Vivid New Release From Linda Sharrock

No is no, (Don't fuck around with your women) is a bright new offering from Improvising Beings. It features an extended concert from Linda Sharrock on vocals joined by an international ensemble that includes Itaru Oki on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mario Rechtern on reeds and saxolin, Eric Zinman on piano), Makoto Sato on drums), and Yoram ...

Vision Festival 19 Concludes With Pianos And A Voice.

Vision Festival 19 Concludes With Pianos And A Voice.

Along with the celebrations of Amiri Baraka and Roy Campbell on the final day of Vision Festival 19 are several ensemble situations for piano from a duet fir Angelica Sanchez, a trio for Connie Crothers and the venerable Dave Burrell in striking quartet with Kidd Jordan, William Parker and Hamid Drake. And the voice of Fay ...

Vision Festival 19 Has The Matthew Shipp Trio In The Thick Of It

Vision Festival 19 Has The Matthew Shipp Trio In The Thick Of It

In many ways, Saturday is a miniature of the entire guiding outlook and purpose of this annual love labor from Arts For Art. All elements, discussion, youth support, poetry and a well sequenced array of distinct and personal performance statements are present and the stalwart Matthew Shipp Trio speaks to the element of continuity. A FUTURE ...

Vision Festival 19 Welcomes Whit Dickey And James Blood Ulmer

Vision Festival 19 Welcomes Whit Dickey  And James Blood Ulmer

In addition to celebrations of Roy Campbell and Amiri Baraka, the creators of Vision Festival love to support under appreciated masters such as Whit Dickey. And they craft special gatherings such as a revisit of a ground breaking James Blood Ulmer unit called The Music Revelation Ensemble. Whit Dickey will lead his quartet in the opening ...

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Vision 19 Honors A New Generation Of Vision Artists

Honoring a New Generation of Vision Artists. Music and Art calls each generation. The Vision continues with important younger artists like Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn and Fay Victor with Tyshawn Sorrey. There are a few excellent young musicians playing with Charles Gayle, like Shayna Dulberger, Ingrid Laubrock and Mazz Swift. Michael Wimberly has put together ...

Dance At Vision Festival 19

Dance At Vision Festival 19

The Vision has included dance from the beginning, because the Music moves us. And bringing the arts together opens us up to hear and think and feel more… June 11: 7:00PM - 8:00PM - Charles Gayle Trio + Dance Miriam Parker will collaborate with the great Charles Gayle. Daniel Carter - reeds
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Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant

Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant

VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom. Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014 Roy Campbell 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, one of his heroes, Campbell was an omnivorous collaborator, ...

Vision Festival 19: Honoring Amiri Baraka The Legacy Thru Panels & Poetry

Vision Festival 19: Honoring Amiri Baraka The Legacy Thru Panels & Poetry

Since the first Vision Festival, in 1996, Amiri Baraka has been an important presence at Vision. But way before the Vision Festival he was a champion of the music, with his seminal books on Jazz, ‘Blues People’ and ‘Black Music’. For many of the other artists and audiences who have participated each year, Baraka has been ...

A Stanley Zappa Trio Tours British Columbia From June 11th To The 15th

A Stanley Zappa Trio Tours British Columbia From June 11th To The 15th

"A performance of contemporary improvised music in three unique settings with three emerging masters of the craft." Stanley Jason Zappa has put together a mini tour of remote inland communities in the vast province of British Columbia, Canada. Adventurous music undertakes a real adventure beginning on June 11th in Okanagan Wine Country and ending up in ...

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Vision Festival 19 Celebrates Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement

Celebrating Jeff Schlanger musicWitness Lifetime Of Achievement on June 12th. Music as color, inked on paper shaped by the sounds blown across the page, Jeff Schlanger is the musicWitness, present where the music is. He is the visual improviser, transforming music into painting for decades, a witness to great music – Now we gladly acknowledge his ...


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