Pianist and Free Jazz giant Dave Burrell returns to Vision Festival 22 on June 6 with his all-star quartet featuring Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, William Hooker on drums, and William Parker on bass. In 2004, Burrell brought the same ensemble with Steve Lehman and Sabir Mateen on reeds, to revisit the landmark 1969 BYG Actuel recording Echo. Dave Burrell is a true visionary, having performed alongside Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Sharrock, and countless otherwise; creating his own language on the piano; and recreating the tradition every time he plays.
Tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson, born on March 22, 1929, would have turned 88 today. Anderson was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, as well as the proprietor of the legendary Chicago South Side jazz club, the Velvet Lounge. He was a mentor to countless musicians including Hamid Drake, Nicole Mitchell, and George Lewis. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at
Vision Festival 10 in 2005
The Vision Festival is the world's premier showcase of Free Jazz music, dance, poetry, and visual art.