VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom.
Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014Roy 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, 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
and John Coltrane
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
Quintet tribute9:15PM - 10:00PM - Jemeel Moondoc Quintet
Jemeel Moondoc – alto saxophone Steve Swell
– trombone Nathan Breedlove
– trumpet Hilliard Greene
– bass Newman Taylor Baker
June 15: Sabir Mateen
Band Tribute to Roy.9:30PM - 10:30PM - Roy Campbell Tribute Band, conducted by Sabir Mateen
Sabir Mateen – saxophones Rob Brown
– alto saxophone Dennis Gonzalez
– trumpet Andrew Bemkey
– piano William Parker
– bass Hamid Drake
– drums, percussion
VISION 19 - Studies In Freedom
Wednesday June 11 thru Sunday June 15, 2014
509 Atlantic Ave
Daily Admission: $30 per day / $20 students & seniors
5-day pass: $140 / VIP Pass $270
At the door or online.