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Vision Festival 19: Roy Campbell, Tributes To A Giant


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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, 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 tribute

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

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

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
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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