Welcome to the Guide to the Week of Music, a round-up of music news, media and releases from the wide musical world. This week, we explore numerous tributes to departed musicians, in the form of concerts, panels and beat tapes, plus delve into some new music and music visuals released this week.
Musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Karriem Riggins, Roberta Gambarini and George Cables, were amongst the hundreds who convened at Jazz at the Lincoln Center this week, to pay tribute to the late trumpeter and bandleader Roy Hargrove, in concert. Over the course of a five-hour show, the revolving cast presented the breadth of music close to the late musician’s heart: from traditional jazz balladry and big band power, to hard-driving post-bop and forward-thinking fusion, leaving no stone unturned come the conclusion of the set. The show brought Jazz at the Lincoln’s Center’s two-day Jazz Congress to a close and videos from the performances can found here.
Earlier that same day, a panel discussed the far-reaching influence of late pianist Randy Weston, a ‘man of the world’ in the words of host Willard Jenkins, whose work extended beyond the music he wrote and played, to activism and scholarship. Revisit the informative discussion here.