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LA Weekly highlights The Gathering this Sunday

By Brick Wahl

Published on August 19, 2009 at 5:23pm

On Sunday The Gathering play the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena. Woodwind maestro Jesse Sharps tethers this bunch together, keeping aflame Horace Tapscott’s Arkestra concept (been a half-century now!) with one of this town’s most exciting younger tenors, Kamasi Washington — and with a mess of other great players, some masked dancers and African drumming. We’ve raved plenty about Washington lately, getting crowds out of their seats, hollering before his solo is near halfway done (memories of Paul Gonsalves at Newport). Sharps has matched him with vocalist Dwight Trible; the acoustics are such at the Levitt that his tremendous voice will carry clear through Old Town, wafting over the busy traffic. Eerie.

The Gathering at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena this Sunday at 7PM. FREE ADMISSION.


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LA Weekly: Brick’s Picks – Jazz at the Levitt…

LA Weekly’s Brick’s Picks – a weekly guide to jazz in L.A., mentions this Sundays show at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena.

…hop over to the Levitt Pavilion in Old Pasadena’s Memorial Park, where the legendary Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra performs. Saxist Michael Session has resurrected this group, and is keeping the Horace Tapscott flame alight (even as the Leimert Park jazz scene flitters).


Free Jazz at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena every Sunday @ 7PM

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