2. April 2018
AUGUSTA SAVAGE GALLERY
Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce a one-week performance series of music, dance, readings, and discussions that will run from April 9 – 13 at 7pm.
TUES, APRIL 10, 7pm
- Home, Let Me Come Home / Home Is Wherever I'm With You – An unrehearsed conversation between director and producer, Linda McInerney and Lindel Hart, actor explores what home can be and how it can be made.
- Joseph Daley Trio – This concert featuring master musicians Joseph Daley (Tuba), Warren Smith (Percussion), and Scott Robinson (Reeds) is dedicated to the memory of visionary composer, improviser, & multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers. Joseph Daley has performed on the adventurous music scene with remarkable artists Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more. In 2011 he released his brilliant CD, The Seven Deadly Sins. This album received rave reviews and made several best of 2011 lists. Since 2011 Daley has produced 4 other acclaimed projects for his JoDa Music label while continuing sideman duties with Liberation Music Orchestra, Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble, Gravity and Hazmat Modine. Warren Smith is known for masterful percussion work with an endless array of jazz artists, a bevy of pop stars, and in countless studios and Broadway pit bands, as well as on more than 3,000 recordings. He might be the only man alive who has played with Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Harry Partch and Charles Mingus, Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, Count Basie, Gil Evans, Nina Simone and Carmen McRae, as well as Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Joe Zawinul and Barbra Streisand! Warren was a founding member of Max Roach’s percussion ensemble, M’Boom. In 1961 he co-founded the Composers Workshop Ensemble, which is ongoing. Scott Robinson is best known for his work with various styles of saxophones, but also performed with the clarinet, flute, and sarrusophone, along with other, more obscure instruments. Robinson has appeared on more than 200 LP and CD releases, including eleven under his leadership, with such musicians as Lionel Hampton, Anthony Braxton, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Ella Fitgerald, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, Maria Schneider, Elton John, Buck Clayton, and the New York City Opera, two of these recordings won a Grammy Award. He has also received four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, the State Department named Robinson a “Jazz Ambassador” for the year 2001, funding a tour of West Africa in which Robinson played the early works of Louis Armstrong. Material from these appearances was subsequently released on the album Jazz Ambassador: Scott Robinson Plays the Compositions of Louis Armstrong by Arbor Records