"Butch" Morris & Henry Threadgill

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#1 Fri, 2001-10-26 04:57
Margaret Grimes
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"Butch" Morris & Henry Threadgill

Dear music lovers,

This is a hasty note to let you know that a truly phenomenal concert is taking place this weekend here in New York City, & I thought you'd want to know about it. (This message is brought to you=20 as a public service without charge to anyone; the=20 listing, of course, is one of many from my Web site,=20 http://www.jazznewyork.org .)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 1O/26 & 1O/27/O1=20

**** LAWRENCE "BUTCH" MORRIS, "Conduction

119, Western Terrace (A View from Where You

Have Been to Where You Are Going)," w/ JANA ANDEUSKA/ BILLY BANG/ JUINI BOOTH/ ROLANDO BRI=C7ENO/ JOHN CARLSON/ VINCENT CHANCEY/ LIBERTY ELLMAN/ ILHAN ERSAHIN/ ARNOLD GREENICH/ STEPHANIE GRIFFIN/ OKKYUNG LEE/ GAMIEL LYONS/ SHAYSHAWN MacPHERSON/ DAVID MILLER/ WILBER MORRIS/ LUIS PERDAMO/ BRIAN SMITH/ WARREN SMITH/ STEVE SWELL/ MIA THEODORAKIS/ DOUG WIESELMAN; & HENRY THREADGILL, "On WALCOTT," w/ TARIK BenBRAHIM/ TED DANIEL/ JOS=C9 DAVILA/ MARK DRESSER/ LEROY JENKINS/ DAFNIS PRIETO, recitation delivered by CARL HANCOCK RUX, at Aaron Davis Hall, City College, Convent Ave. & 133rd St., NYC,=20 8 p.m., $25 & $2O. Take #1 train to 137th St., A or D to 145th St., or 11, 1OO or 1O1 bus to Amsterdam Ave. & 135th St. Info: (212) 65O~7289, ~7148 (box ofc.), ~71OO (concert hotline), ~69OO (recording), = http://www.ccny.cuny.edu , boxoffice@aarondavishall.org= ; tix also at TicketMaster, (212) 3O7~41OO, ~7171, ~4545, http:= //www.ticketmaster.com .=20 =20 << >> << >> << >> << >> << >> << >>=20

About "On WALCOTT," '92 Nobel Prize~winning poet=20 DEREK WALCOTT (born in St. Lucia, B.W.I., resident=20 of Trinidad & Boston) in his poem "Love After Love"=20 envisioned our lone ~ but not necessarily lonely ~=20 future:=20

"The time will come=20 when, with elation,=20 you will greet yourself arriving=20 at your own door, in your own mirror,=20 and each will smile at the other's welcome,=20

and say, sit here. Eat.=20 You will love again the stranger who was your self.=20 Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart=20 to itself, to the stranger who has loved you=20

all your life, whom you ignored=20 for another, who knows you by heart.=20 Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,=20 the photographs, the desperate notes,=20 peel your own image from the mirror.=20 Sit. Feast on your life."=20

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As to Sun Ra content, you may notice several Arkestra alumni among the musicians listed. & does anyone know whether Mia Theodorakis, identified as a harpist, might be the same young enchantress who played harp with the Arkestra=20 a few months ago at Pace University in downtown=20 Manhattan? I was astonished at the addition that=20 night of a tiny, beautiful young woman playing a=20 gigantic, stately harp that resembled a fantasy =20 ark in a misty sea, & sounded like it, bringing=20 out a deeply wistful feeling that was always a=20 part of Sun Ra's music, though perhaps not=20 always in the forefront. =20 =20 Also, I might mention that the flutist Gamiel=20 Lyons, also in "Butch" Morris's band, is only=20 around 18 years old but is already a young=20 master; his solos are so pure & clear & exalted=20 that they bring tears to the eyes of his listeners.=20 Just when you might start to think all the young=20 ones are playing like old men, there are Gamiel=20 Lyons & a few others letting us know that the=20 future of our music is in very good hands.=20

With the two master musician~composers "Butch"=20 Morris & Henry Threadgill, & with participating=20 musicians on this level, I can't imagine a more=20 brilliant concert happening anywhere this weekend.=20 I believe tickets are still available, & I hope to see=20 you there.=20 =20 In love, music, & haste (my usual states),=20 Margaret Davis, Editor & Publisher,=20 "Art Attack!,"=20 the publication for & about=20 liberation musicians in NYC,=20 on the Web at=20 http://www.jazznewyork.org .=20