Original members and friends of Ornette Coleman’s celebrated jazz-funk fusion band, Prime Time, come together for a one-night-only musical tribute. With 1976’s Dancing in Your Head, the first album featuring the set of musicians that would become Prime Time, Ornette Coleman broke through to an entirely new realm of imagination. With two electric guitarists, two drummers, one (or sometimes two) electric bassists, and Coleman’s horn in the center, Prime Time would later become Ornette’s primary vehicle in for exploring how his system of harmolodics could fit into groove-based music.
“A renewing jolt of pure energy.”– New York Times on Prime Time
Friday, July 14 Alice Tully Hall
Trumpet Wallace Roney
Saxophone Kidd Jordan, David Murray, Joshua Redman
Prime Time band members:
Guitar Charlie Ellerbe, Kenny Wessel
Tablas Badal Roy
Bass Al MacDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Chris Walker
Drums Calvin Weston, Denardo Coleman
Keyboards Dave Bryant
Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
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