More Details on Vision Festival 22


Source: Arts for Art.

Vision Fest 22:
“A Free Jazz Festival for a Just Future”
May 28- June 3, 2017

Presenting A Full Spectrum of Jazz Today
And Highlighting The Socio-Political Context of The Music And Its Practitioners

Vision Festival 22 Celebrates the Career of Multi-Instrumentalist,
Instrument Designer, and Educator:
Performing on Monday, May 29

On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, Arts for Art officially opens Vision Festival 22 at historic Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. This first night will honor Cooper-Moore for his Lifetime of Achievement. The renowned multi-instrumentalist, educator and raconteur Cooper-Moore, is an artist whose music has been informed by his own struggle for freedom and who personifies the ideals upheld by AFA.

Cooper-Moore will be featured in a number of configurations throughout the Vision Festival – including his collaborative project Digital Primitives. Much of Cooper-Moore’s contributions have been as a key member in other groups, therefore he chooses to curate his evening with his two favorite bands: William Parker’s In Order to Survive and Gerald Cleaver’s Black Host. A short documentary on his life and work will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives on May 28.

The rest of the festival’s days will be packed with a veritable who’s who of free jazz from across the world – the multifaceted, chameleonic Miya Masaoka; the fire-breathing alto warrior Darius Jones; the celebrated collective Farmers by Nature featuring William Parker, Gerald Cleaver and Craig Taborn; former AACM president and flute innovator NicoleMitchell in a collaborative trio alongside cellist and recent New York transplant TomekaReid and drummer, composer and impresario Mike Reed, playing the music of AACM forbears such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve McCall; French upright bass pioneer Joelle Leandre; drummer and bandleader Tomas Fujiwara’s recently convened Double Trio; BassDrumBone the 40-year-old collective featuring Gerry Hemingway, Mark Helias and Ray Anderson; and the iconoclastic pianist, Matthew Shipp.

Also featured throughout Vision 22 are undeniable living legends of this music: drummer Andrew Cyrille whose influence on successive generations is immeasurable; saxophonists David Murray, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Odean Pope, Oliver Lake, all of whom possess wildly different, singular approaches to the instrument and the singular visionary drummer Hamid Drake, among others.

Digital Primitives
Cooper-Moore (piano, ashimba, etc.), Assif Tsahar (tenor sax),
Chad Taylor (drums), guest: Brian Pace (tenor sax)​

Black Host
Cooper- Moore (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Brandon Seabrook (guitar),
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Trevor Dunn (second bassist), Darius Jones (sax)

In Order to Survive
Cooper-Moore (piano), William Parker (bass), Rob Brown (sax), Hamid Drake (drums)

Three Stories
Miya Masaoka (koto), Robert Dick (flute), Joëlle Léandre (bass)

Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective
Michael T.A. Thompson (conduction, percussion), E.J. Antonion (poet),
Rosie Hertlein (violin, poet), Chistopher Dean Sullivan (bass), Golda Solomon (poet),
Phylisha Villanueva (poet), Warren Smith (drums, poet)

Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio
Tomas Fujiwara (drums), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Ralph Alessi (trumpet),
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar)

Trio Three
Andrew Cyrille (drums), Oliver Lake (sax), Reggie Workman (bass)

Dickey / Maneri / Shipp
Mat Maneri (violin), Matthew Shipp (piano), Whit Dickey (drums)

Jason Kao Hwang‘s Burning Bridge
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Joe Daley (tuba), Steve Swell (trombone), Wang Guowei (erhu), Sun Li (pipa), Ken Filiano (bass), Andrew Drury (drums)

Charles Gayle Trio
Charles Gayle (sax), William Parker (bass), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums)

Odean Pope Saxophone Choir
Odean Pope (solo tenor), Gene Ghee (1st tenor), Terry Lawson (2nd tenor),
Julian Pressley (1st alto), Louis Taylor (2nd alto), Robert Landham (3rd alto),
Joe Sudler (baritone), Lee Smith (bass), Tom Lawton (piano), Craig McIver (drums)

Darius Jones & Farmers by Nature
Gerald Cleaver (drums), William Parker (bass), Craig Taborn (piano), Darius Jones (sax)

Tomeka Reid (cello), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Mike Reed (drums)

Chicago Plan
Gebhard Ullmann (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Steve Swell (trombone),
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Michael Zerang (drums)

Joe McPhee’s The Dream Book
Joe McPhee (sax, trumpet), Daniel Carter (sax, trumpet, flute), Dom Minasi (guitar),
Dominic Duvall Jr. (bass), Jay Rosen (drums), Larry Roland (bass)

Dave Burrell Quartet
Dave Burrell (piano), Kidd Jordan (sax), William Parker (bass), William Hooker (drums)

Mark Helias (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums), Ray Anderson (trombone)

Positive Knowledge
Oluyemi Thomas (bass clarinet, sax), Ijeoma Thomas (poet, percussion),
Special Guest: Andrew Cyrille (drums)

Malaby / Maneri / Levin
Tony Malaby (saxophones), Mat Maneri (viola), Daniel Levin (cello)

Ivo Perelman Quartet
Matthew Shipp (piano), Ivo Perlman (sax), Michael Bisio (bass), Whit Dickey (drums)

David Murray Trio
David Murray (sax), Gerry Eastman (bass), Kahlil el’Zabar (percussion)