Mark Whitfield - Song Title: Maya
Terell Stafford - Song Title: Raincheck
The jazz life is not one geared toward retirement. Despite such occupational hazards as late nights and travel often best described as barebones, elder statesmen continue to do good work in and out of town. But few are as enduring as saxophonist Marshall Allen, age 92, or as busy. One gets the sense that hell or high water, Marshall Allen will depart Planet Earth much as Sun Ra and his longtime saxophonist John Gilmore did—as a member of the Arkestra.
Presented in Pittsburgh by Kente Arts Alliance: September 18, 2016