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SCAI Arts Update Thursday, September 11, 2003 5:05 PM
The Sutherland Community Arts Initiative
NEW CD - MALACHI THOMPSON & AFRICA
BRASS - "Blue Jazz" (Delmark 548)
Street Date: October 21, 2003
Malachi Thompson applies his "freebop" approach (a melding of free
jazz and bebop)
to brass big band again for Blue Jazz.
GARY BARTZ, (alto sax) and BILLY HARPER (tenor sax) have a strong presence throughout
with guest appearances by vocalists DEE ALEXANDER, THE BIG DOOWOPPER, and
GENE "DADDY G" BARGE on tenor saxophone. Africa Brass is Bronzeville's own jazz orchestra.
Blue Jazz also features 2 new major works from Thompson, "Black Metropolis" and
"Blues For A Saint Called Louis".
Black Metropolis was commissioned by The Sutherland Community Arts Initiative and
Meet the Composers Inc. Thompson and Delmark Records received a grant from the
Aaron Copland Fund to record Black Metropolis and Blues For A Saint Called Louis.
"Blue Jazz" also celebrates 25 years of creativity from the Freebop Band, and
Delmark's 50th anniversary.
The fall issue of Creativity magazine, Bronzeville's only arts and humanities publication
is on the street and free copies are available at CICS, Hall Branch Library, King Branch Library,
47th Street CO-OP, Hyde Park CO-OP, businesses & cultural destinations on the
47th Street Corridor, the greater South Side and the Loop.
Call Creativity at 773-536-6555 or 536-1988.
DUNBAR AND DUSABLE HIGH SCHOOLS are looking for CPS certified band directors
Call Principal Hall at Dunbar and Principal Briggs at DuSable.