The Makanda Project Big Band at Welcome To Harlem Evening Jazz Series at Greater Calvary Baptist Church
Fri, October 18, 2019
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Join us for this rare NYC performance of the Boston-based big band devoted to performing the work of Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre. After Makanda passed away unexpectedly in 2001, it was discovered that, in addition to the approximately 75 original compositions that appear on his albums, he had written around 350 more that had not been recorded or, in most cases, performed in public. Makanda was a brilliant composer. His compositions are marked by a distinctive rhythmic and lyrical and joyful quality, along with how effectively he can do the unexpected. The unrecorded compositions promised to be a significant body of work...