Wadada Leo Smith to Perform Epic Ten Freedom Summers in New York
Composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith is readying his epic work, Ten Freedom Summers, named one of the three Pulitzer Prize finalists this year, for live performance in New York in the coming week. The entire work will be performed over three consecutive evenings, starting May 1, at Roulette in Brooklyn. (For info on the performances, go here.) In this article in the Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich ponders the significance of the work, both for the Pulitzer Prize process and for American music.
I’m in love, new favourite band how can THREE musicians cover the Rite of Spring and make it sound so full and so raw, just as intended? Ridiculous, this is something I would love to have been a part of