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LA Philharmonic to Present Christian McBride’s ‘The Movement Revisited’

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s 2007/2008 Jazz Series concludes at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m. with Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited, a musical tribute dedicated to civil rights icons Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Movement Revisited is comprised of four movements, each dedicated to one of those figures. Loretta Devine narrates the words of Rosa Parks, Carl Lumbly narrates the words of Malcolm X, James Avery narrates the words of Muhammad Ali, and Wendell Pierce narrates the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bassist McBride composed all the musical selections for The Movement Revisited, including the narrative and lyrical works. The piece is composed for a 17-piece big band, narrators, and a gospel choir. The St. James Sacred Nation Choir debuts at Walt Disney Concert Hall for this special performance.

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