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Celebrating Cal Massey with Fred Ho & the Afro Asian Music Ensemble 

DESCRIPTION: Trumpeter Cal Massey (c. 1928-1972) was a gifted composer whose works were recorded by such renowned performers as John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, and Archie Shepp. He was also a fi xture on the Brooklyn jazz scene from the 1950s until his death. This concert features a rare performance of Massey’s Black Liberation Suite. Fred Ho is a baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, social activist, and recently the author of Wicked Theory, Naked Practice: A Fred Ho Reader (Minnesota, 2009). Salim Washington is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and faculty member at Brooklyn College. His latest book, written with Farah Jasmine Griffi n, is Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (Thomas Dunne, 2008).

Department: The H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music.

DATE: Thursday, April22, 2010
TIME: 7:00pm 
LOCATION: Gershwin Theater 
CONTACT: 718-951-5655, 
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