THE MUSIC OF MARION BROWN FREE CONCERT, NOVEMBER
HIS NAME IS ALIVE presents the MUSIC OF MARION BROWN!!!
Free Concert!!! November 20, 2004 at the university of michigan museum
of art (UMMA). HNIA honored the music of Marion Brown (1935 - ), saxophonist,
composer and one of the great innovators of New Music. His body of work
includes Geechee Recollections -- a blending of childhood experiences
in Georgia with traditional Gullah culture -- to Bismallahi, a lyrical
performance with composer Harold Budd, produced by Brian Eno. Although
Brown appeared on John Coltrane's Ascension album, performed alongside
Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp and recorded his albums for
IMPULSE!, ECM, Black Lion, and ESP, he remains largely an unsung hero
of improvised music and avant-garde jazz. Special thanks to everyone who
helped out!!! and Extra special thanks to the deejay, Wade.
Hitoko managed to take a few pictures at soundcheck, but as soon as the
concert started, a couple tough museum security guards shut her down.
His Name is Alive had prepared a special set of only compositions by the
great and mysterious artist, MARION BROWN.
The reverb-y acoustics of the museum worked well with the nature-vibe
of the free flowing spiritual tribute jams!!!
The band played for over an hour and included such Marion Brown favorites
SWEET EARTH FLYING
JUBA - LEE
the band was: WARN DEFEVER : guitar DAN PICCOLO : drums JUSTIN WALTERS
: trumpet JAMIE SALTSMA : bass JAMIE EASTER : percussion ERIK HALL : piano
MICHAEL HERBST : saxophone