Some more from the vaults. These are some film shots taken at the big anti-Viet Nam War demonstration in Washington DC in April, 1971.
These guys played a great set, combining sweet lyrical pieces with wide ranging dynamics as well as driving, beboppy pieces from Chris Potter on sax, spectacular drumming from Nahseet Waits (who regular viewers may remember was in the trio I posted from a few weeks back) and confident rhythm support from Joe Martin on bass.
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As the concert, featuring Chris Potter on sax, Joe Martin on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums, began, a demonstration of some kind of yoga or acrobatics was given to the music. At the end of the concert we heard that lessons were available. The photographer is Jimmy Katz, founder, with Dena Katz, of Giant Step Arts and the Walk With the Wind concert series.
Before the final Walk With the Wind concert honoring John Lewis, a Columbia professor (I can’t find his name or school), read to us from Lewis’ late work, exhorting us to hope and to vote, invoking MLK’s recommendation to practice good, non-violent, bad behavior.
Young jazz aficionados waiting for the final Walk with the Wind concert of the season.
Went to another Walk with the Wind concert by the Shakespeare statue on the Mall the day before Columbus Day (now celebrated by my company as Indigenous Peoples’ Day). As it began, a protest march arrived next door at the Christopher Columbus statue (which I admit, I’d never really noticed before) .