Artist Profile Reviews

Marshall Allen At 97

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The light is orange, the shutters are closed, and the line is crackly as Marshall Allen and Tyler Mitchell squeeze into view from a dark room of the Arkestra House in Germantown, Philadelphia. The house has been the basecamp for the Sun Ra Arkestra‘s interstellar exploration for the past 50 years, and all manner of artifacts from that time lurk behind them: piles of books, photos of past Arkestra members, a few huge portraits, and even Allen’s kora, which he plucks nonchalantly to fill the gaps between questions. Mitchell regularly drives from his home in New York to visit Allen; this is one of their hangs.