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Come Together: Sammons Jazz Artistic Director’s Concert featuring Arlington Jones
The Sammons Center for the Arts presents “Come Together: A Virtual Artistic Director’s Concert,” the first-ever virtual Sammons Jazz concert on Vimeo November 4-17, 2020. Featuring Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones and other local artists in a virtual jazz double feature of Jones’ compositions, the two-set, 150-minute-long concert recording is available as a three-day rental for $10.
The Artistic Director’s Concert, recorded at the historic Sammons Center in Dallas, opens with a soul jazz experience by ’73 Swing, a group reminiscent of Jones’ favorite jazz piano trios led by Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and Nat King Cole. With Jones on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums and James Driscoll on bass, ’73 Swing signifies the year 1973, when all three members of the group were born.
Cellist Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi and percussionist Jorge Ginorio join Jones in the second set to perform Soul Unity Suite. Jones’ composition for piano, cello and percussion is a seven-movement fusion of jazz and classical music that represents all people coming together in harmony, compassion and understanding.