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Jazz Poetry Month: Red Lily Quintet -Jesup Wagon

Sep 28, 2021 - Sep 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event by City of Asylum

Red Lily Quintet: Jessup Wagon
Run time: 120 minutes
Country of origin: United States
Language: English

Performance of Lewis’ newest album, a concept piece exploring the life and work of agricultural scientist, inventor, and social justice activist George Washington Carver. Carver, most well known for inventing 300+ ways to use the peanut, was the most important black farmer of the 20th century. And Lewis sets out to evoke his memory, his legacy, through song.  This is a deeply researched album—Lewis poured through correspondence from Carver and farmer bulletins, but it’s also a deeply emotional and evoking journey through Black genius.

Featured Musicians:
Chris Hoffman (cello)
Kirk Knuffke (bass)
James Brandon Lewis (saxophone)
William Parker (gimbri)
Chad Taylor (drum and mbira)

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