Freedom Now Suite, Performed By Detroit's Top Jazz Musicians

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Detroit's top jazz musicians under the skillful direction of Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney Whitaker, join forces to present a rarely performed jazz masterpiece.

Rockelle Fortin, vocalist
Kris Johnson, trumpet
Diego Rivera, tenor saxophone
Michael Dease, trombone
Richard Roe, piano
Sean Dobbins, drums
Rodney Whitaker, bass

The “Freedom Now Suite,” written by drummer Max Roach and writer-singer Oscar Brown Jr. in 1960 was pivotal work in the early-'60s African-American protest movement, and continues to be relevant in its message and tenacity. It represents a lesson in living as to how the hundreds of years prior were an unnecessary example of how oppression kept slaves and immigrants in general in their place.
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By: The Carr Center

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