Saturday, October 5, 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY

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Jazz at Lincoln Center
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Phone: 2122589807
Broadway and 60th Street
New York, NY 10019
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On the centenary of Sun Ra's birth (1914-1993), Jazz at Lincoln Center warmly welcomes The Arkestra to The Allen Room for the first time. Sun Ra organized The Arkestra sixty years ago as a platform to render a vision that simultaneously drew on the ancient and the modern, incorporating elements of black vaudeville, modern dance, Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, numerology, surrealism, kitsch, and the Bible. The Arkestra served as a canvas on which Sun Ra deployed African rhythms, atonal melodies, electronic timbres, raw blues expression, and unfailing swing, framed by one-for-all big band discipline. Sun Ra lives on in the current edition of the ever-changing Arkestra, led by alto saxophonist-woodwindist Marshall Allen, a founding member of the Arkestra since the late '50s. Visual artist Michael Arthur's live drawings will be projected in real-time during the performance. It promises to be a most memorable journey.
Ticket Price: $45 and up
Door Time:7:00pm
Show Time:7:00pm
Ages:All Ages

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