A Concert Tribute to Alvin Fielder: Polyrhythmic Democracy

by Patrice on June 13, 2009

July 11, 2009

6:00 P.M.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
528 Bloom Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 960-1457 Phone

Free Admission – Donations Encouraged

(Jackson, MS)  – A special tribute concert honoring the musical legacy and contributions of internationally-renowned, master drummer, Alvin Fielder, will be held on July 11, 2009 – 6:00 P.M. at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mississippi native, Alvin Fielder devotes his life to pushing the envelope within the American art form of Jazz music.  His conceptions and contributions within the music have been documented on recordings and powerfully expressed in live performances around the world.  Alvin’s influence has reached deeply into the lives of most everyone who knows him, and with the spirit of tough love as a teacher, his extensive, encyclopedic knowledge of Jazz history (and many other subjects) has encouraged and influenced many musicians – young and old – on their search for their individual artistic voice.

This concert performance will feature pianist, Chris Parker from Memphis, TN/Little Rock, AR, along with bassist, Dr. London Branch from Jackson, MS, and drummer, Chad Anderson from Tupelo, MS.  Special musical guests will include Edward ‘Kidd’ Jordan from New Orleans, LA, bassist, Rodney Jordan from Tallahassee, FL and others.

As gesture of appreciation, the music presented within this special concert will feature a range of compositions from bebop and beyond.  From the music of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Benny Golson, and others, to original compositions by Alvin Fielder himself, the sounds will reflect and honor the influence of Alvin Fielder as a master drummer, composer, mentor, and friend.

The public is invited to attend this special event in support and appreciation of Alvin Fielder’s legacy.  All ages are welcome.  Admission is free of charge; however, a donation is suggested.

For additional information, please contact:

Chris Parker at cwparker@memphis.edu

Chad Anderson at chad@chadanderson.com

 

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Margaret Davis Grimes January 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

It’s 2012 now, and there are two great events planned for Alvin Fielder in Houston, TX on January 19th and 2Oth.
On the 19th:
http://namelesssound.org/events/Fielderrvawardparty.html
Resounding Vision Award party
Honoring Alvin Fielder
Special performance by Alvin Fielder and NS Ensemble
Cocktails, resounding hors d’oeuvres, award ceremony, auction of art & artifacts
The Resounding Vision Award honors musicians whose efforts transcend aesthetics and resonate beyond the performance venue. It honors artists who pursue a vision of progress in our communities. Past recipients of the Resounding Vision Award: Joe McPhee, William Parker, Pauline Oliveros, Curley Cormier
When: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:3O-1O p.m.
Where: The Audley Society
3231 Audley at West Main, Houston, TX 77O98
713-928-5653
Tickets: $5O individual ticket
Nameless Sound / 713-928-5653 / http://www.namelesssound.org / info@namelesssound.org.

And on Jan. 2Oth: a trio concert with Edward “Kidd” Jordan and the now-6O-year-old William Parker at 8 p.m. at the Eldorado Ballroom, 231O Elgin St. at Dowling, Houston, TX 77OO4, $13 general admission, $1O for students, under 18 free, further information and purchase tickets at http://namelesssound.org/events/FielderJordanParker.html. (There is also some interesting information about the Eldorado Ballroom at http://projectrowhouses.org/community/eldorado.)

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