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Arkestra’s Marshall Allen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Marshall Allen

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.

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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