Trumpeter Orbert Davis talks with Mike Jeffers on the Chicago Jazz Audio Experience Podcast about his upcoming performance at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival on September 28th, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Hyde Park Union Church. The performance will be a tribute to legendary pianist Willie Pickens who Davis performed with for many years.
He also talks about the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic release of its second full orchestra album The Chicago River. The five-moment third stream masterpiece, composed by Orbert Davis, was commissioned by and premiered at Symphony Center in May 2013. The piece examines the Chicago River and its reversal as distilled through the beautiful historic photographs featured in Richard Cahan and Michael Williams’s book The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond. The photos were a visual accompaniment to the live premiere and soon CJP fans will be able to enjoy the recorded album as a DVD cinemagraph.
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