Jesse will create live visuals for Wadada Leo Smith‘s Golden Quintet in their performance of Ten Freedom Summers, at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quebec, on May 19th, 2012.
This major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith draws upon, and interprets, key events in the history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1964. Ten Freedom Summers takes listeners on a probing journey of immense musical, psychological and spiritual scope—with social and historical resonances that reach well beyond the epochal struggles for African American civil rights in the 1950s and ’60s.
This concert will be the Canadian Premiere of the work, which was first performed at RedCat in Los Angeles, October 2011.
Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Anthony Davis – piano
John Lindberg – bass
Pheeroan Aklaff – drums
Susie Ibarra – drums
Jesse Gilbert – live visuals