05/12/09

Arkestra’s Marshall Allen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Arts for Art and the Vision Festival will present Marshall Allen with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award on June 10th at Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, New York City. Multi-reed player Allen, now 85, was a member of Sun Ra’s Arkestra for more than 50 years, and its director since 1995. Allen will also perform two sets of music with two groups. In between, Bill Cole and his Untempered Ensemble will honor Allen with a piece of music written especially for this night. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of show, on sale now at Abrons Art Center. A full festival pass is $150. For more information visit Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street or call 866-811-4111.

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Complete performance information

Host: Steve Dalachinsky
7:30 Special Set
Marshall Allen - reeds / Kidd Jordan - tenor sax
William Parker – bass / Henry Grimes - bass and violin
Hamid Drake - drums

8:30 Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble
Bill Cole - double reeds / Joe Daley - tuba / Shayna Dulberger – bass
Warren Smith - drums / Atticus Cole - percussion / Althea SullyCole - vocals

9:30 The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen
Marshall Allen - alto, EVI, flute, clarinet, vocals
Knoel Scott - alto, vocals / Charles Davis - tenor sax / Yahya Abdul-Majid- tenor sax
Danny Thompson - baritone sax / Rey Scott- baritone sax
Fred Adams – trumpet / Cecil Brooks – trumpet / Michael Ray – trumpet
Dave Davis – trombone / Dick Griffin - trombone / Bill Davis - tuba
Dave Hotep – guitar / Farid Barron - piano and organ
Wayne A. Smith Jr.- drums / Elson Nascimento - surdo
special guests Billy Bang – violin and John Ore - bass

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