Odean Pope, Coltrane Celebration, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.
In conjunction with composer, saxophonist, and Pew Fellow Odean Pope’s Center-supported Sounds of the Circle project, a discussion with renowned bassist Reggie Workman takes place at WRTI 90.1 FM’s performance studio. Audiences are invited to attend a conversation with Workman and a performance by Pope, Tom Lawton, Craig McIver, and Lee Smith.
This event is open to the public, but space is limited; register here.
Sounds of the Circle is a composing, performance, mentoring, and archival project that translates for today’s audiences the innovative musical ideas that inspired Pope when he was coming of musical age in North Philadelphia from the 1940s to 1970s. On October 12, Pope will present his new evening-length suite, evoking neighborhood histories and the musical ideas of Philadelphia jazz innovators of the mid-20th century.