Saturday, October 10, 2009

Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph in Duo Concert 10/15

Next week we will be blessed to enjoy a duo concert with living legend (and local hero!) Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph. These master musicians have worked in a duo since 1988. The concert is this coming Thursday night, October 15.

Yusef Lateef, now 89(!) is a giant of American and World music, bringing his reeds, flutes, compositions and spirit around the world since he first recorded under his own name in 1956. A culture-mixer of many styles and places, he has composed for various sized ensembles. He is a virtuoso of several instruments--sax, oboe, flute, bamboo flute, shenai, shofar, argol, sarewa, as well as a poet, educator and community presence.

Adam Rudolph is a master percussionist, playing hand drums with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Sam Rivers, Don Cherry, Mandingo Griot Society and Go! Organic Orchestra, among many others.

Yusef will be appearing as a guest on Ron Freshley's "Fresh Sounds" radio program this coming Tuesday morning at 9 AM. And Adam Rudolph will be an in-studio guest on "Ear Contact", hosted by J Starpoli, Thursday morning at 9. Both shows air at, 91.1FM.

The concert is presented as part of the Solos and Duos concert series and takes place at Bowker Auditorium at UMass-Amherst on Thursday night. Music starts at 8. Tickets are very reasonably priced and can be had from the Fine Arts Center Box Office.

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