Voices of Freedom
Celebrate Black History • 1h 3m
Experience the essential works of some of the 20th century’s most powerful singers and songwriters, performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Melanie Charles, Shenel Johns, and Ashley Pezzotti. Under the music direction of JLCO trombonist and vocalist Chris Crenshaw, this brand-new program looks back at four great singers whose unapologetically honest art has stood the test of time in its meaning and musicality.
Originally recorded March 26th, 2021.
Sherman Irby - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Ted Nash - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Victor Goines - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Walter Blanding - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Paul Nedzela - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Chris Crenshaw, The Golkin Family Chair
Dan Nimmer - piano
Carlos Henriquez - bass
Obed Calvaire - drums
Melanie Charles - vocals
Shenel Johns - vocals
Ashley Pezzotti - vocals
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