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Burning Ambulance remembers Cecil Taylor's ensemble, including Elliott, in Berlin, 1996.

Jun26

Oliver Lake: Celebrating a Lifetime of Achievement

La Plaza at the Clemente, 114 Norfolk Street, New York, NY

5 p.m. JD Parran Spirit Stage 2: performs the music of Oliver Lake JD Parran – tenor sax / Gwendolyn Laster – violin / Kelvyn Bell – guitar Bill Lowe – bass trombone / Hilliard Greene – bass / Gene Lake – drums Patricia Nicholson – choreography / Jason Jordan, Miriam Parker – dance / Amir Bey – head dress

6 p.m. Oliver Lake’s JUSTICE with Sonic Liberation Front Oliver Lake: composer, arranger, conduction, spoken word Elliot Levin: tenor sax / Veronica Jurkiewicz: violin / Matt Engle: acoustic bass Kevin Diehl: drumkit, synth drums / Jameka Gordon: flute Voices: Chaela Harris – alto / Ravi Seenerine – tenor / Shanon Chua – soprano

7:30 p.m. Oliver Lake – poetry / Andrew Cyrille – drums

8:00 p.m. World Saxophone Quartet David Murray – tenor, bass clarinet / James Carter – baritone / Greg Osby – tenor sax / Bruce Williams – alto, soprano sax

$45-65 ($15 Livestream)

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