Greater Calvary Baptist Church 55 West 124th Street, Harlem, NYC - 7:00 pm - $20
ulti-instrumentalist Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre passed away unexpectedly in 2001, leaving about 350 original unrecorded compositions in addition to the 75 that appear on his albums. Most of these had not even been performed in public. Makanda's brilliant compositions are marked by a distinctive rhythmic and lyrical quality, along with how effectively he can do the unexpected. These unrecorded compositions promised to be a significant body of work.
The Makanda Project was created in 2005 so that this music could be explored by musicians and heard by the public. Pianist and leader John Kordalewski has arranged over 50 of the compositions for a large ensemble. The Makanda Project is extending Dr. McIntyre’s work in new ways, and has developed its own identity with his compositions as a vehicle.
A rare NYC performance, this evening the group will be joined by modern dancers, Mickey Davidson and Trashina Conner.
Kurtis Rivers - alto saxophone
Joe Ford - alto and soprano saxophone
Paavo Carey - tenor saxophone, flute
Sean Berry - tenor saxophone
Charlie Kohlhase - baritone saxophone
Eddie Allen - trumpet
Haneef Nelson - trumpet
Alfred Patterson - trombone
Ku-umba Frank Lacy - trombone
Bill Lowe - bass trombone
John Kordalewski - piano
Wes Brown - bass
Warren Smith - drums
Mickey Davidson - dance
Trashina Conner - dance
coproduced with Harlem Jazz Series, Welcome to Harlem