Vision Festival 2018

For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload your events. If you're familiar with All About Jazz , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Darius Jones sax, alto. While the central plank remains what the Festival terms avant jazz, it's interspersed with poetry, dance, art, and film in a way which matches rather than detracts from the music. My advice to new listeners

Pianist gets lifetime achievement honors and plays three sets for opening night of Vision Festival

Marek Lazarski captures the Vision Festival's 2018 edition

View as a separate page. While the central plank remains what the Festival terms avant jazz, it's interspersed with poetry, dance, art, and film in a way which matches rather than detracts from the music. For its 23rd edition the Festival returned to Brooklyn's Roulette after three years in the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, where there was more space but problematic acoustics.

Aside from the music, some of the great things about Vision are its comparatively small size, the warmth of a community coming together and single venue location. It remains the pre-eminent place to hear many of the luminaries in what can loosely be termed American free jazz in a short span of time, and as a consequence attracts attendees from across the globe to its six days of festivities.

Dave Burrell Celebration Every year the Vision Festival honors one of its own with an evening's celebration. Past celebrants have included Sam Rivers - sax, tenor. Fred Anderson - saxophone. Muhal Richard Abrams - piano. Bill Dixon - trumpet. Darius Jones sax, alto. Louis Cooper-Moore David S. Embracing The Unknown Read more articles.

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Projects with dancer and choreographer Patricia Nicholson have created a huge repertoire of composed music for multiple ensembles ranging from solo works to big band projects. In , he became a member of the Cecil Taylor Unit, in which he played a prominent role for over a decade. Since the beginning of his career, William Parker has commanded a unique degree of respect from his fellow musicians and critics alike. In , the Village Voice characterized William Parker as "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.

Most notable among many recent projects is the Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield. Parker has released over 20 albums under his leadership, most reaching 1 on the CMJ charts. His recordings appear on the Aum Fidelity label and his own Centering Music, among others. These releases and their success showcase William Parker as an outstanding composer and bandleader. From the beginning of his musical career, William Parker has been prolific; composing music for almost every group with whom he has performed.

His compositions span the range of operas, oratorios, ballets, film scores, and soliloquies for solo instruments. He has also successfully explored diverse concepts in instrumentation for large and small ensembles.