Pianist and composer Dave Burrell premieres Harlem Renaissance, the latest iteration of his continuing exploration of the Harlem Renaissance, presented in tribute to the Civil Rights activist and entertainer Josephine Baker. The piece centers on the interaction between piano and dancer Marguerite Hemmings and J'royce Jata, augmented by a brass line featuring Ted Daniel, Steve Swell, and Dick Griffin, and rhythm section of William Parker and Hamid Drake. Piano and dance take turns leading and following the ensemble, blurring lines between composition and free improvisation.
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