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Jamaaladeen Tacuma / James Brandon Lewis - On Your Shoulders at VBI Theatre at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Courtesy of James Keepnews | Posted on May 20, 2024

Where

VBI Theatre at Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
12 Vassar St.
Poughkeepsie, NY
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When

Sat, June 22, 2024
8:00 pm

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“Jamaaladeen Tacuma: The Pioneer of Free Funk Bass"

— Bass Musician Magazine

“Jamaaladeen Tacuma is the hardest-grooving bass player I've ever worked with or heard.”

— Guitarist Marc Ribot

“Jamaaladeen Tacuma is the rare bass guitarist to have found a unique voice as a jazz musician. His style has been referred to as 'free funk', and that’s true as far as it goes: he plays with the hard groove of a funk player but is rarely confined to a single chord or a simple tonality. But, since his first major gig was with Ornette Coleman in the Prime Time band starting at 19, it is equally true that Tacuma is a searching creator of interesting melodies. He can play with ruminative daring or a nervous hunt for home.”...

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