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Paquito D'Rivera: <i>The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project</i>

Paquito D'Rivera: The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jazz

The world premiere performance of Paquito D'Rivera's The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project features new arrangements of Morton compositions played by D'Rivera, Michael Philip Mossman, Pernell Saturnino, and Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo.

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The DC Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center present:
Paquito D'Rivera: The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project
Michael Philip Mossman, music director

Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet
Michael Philip Mossman, trumpet
Pernell Saturnino, Latin percussion
and
Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo
  Akua Dixon, cello
  Chala Yancy, violin
  Patrisa Tomassini, violin
  Ron Lawrence, viola
 
With Special Guest Mayte Vicens, dancer
 
In 1925, jazz great Jelly Roll Morton said "If you can't manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning."  The world premiere performance of The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project highlights the early connections in the development of jazz between Cuba and New Orleans. It fulfills and enriches Jelly Roll Morton's "recipe" with new, DCJF-commissioned arrangements of Morton compositions by Music Director Michael Philip Mossman, including: King Porter Stomp, Wolverine Blues, Black Bottom Stomp, Finger Buster, Wild Man Blues, and The Pearls. The concert features DCJF co-artistic director, Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend, and NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera, Mossman, Pernell Saturnino, and the string ensemble Akua Dixon's Quartette Indigo.

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