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Celebrating Ornette Coleman at the Painted Bride Art Center

Victor L. Schermer By

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Tacuma emulated both Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor in bringing on poet Wadud Ahmad for a short but sweet homage to Coleman which left one wishing for more. Their set concluded with vocalist Asha Puthli, a musical treasure from India, who softly and beautifully rendered an ethereal Ornette Coleman ballad "What Reason Could I Give?" which she recorded more than forty years ago on Coleman's album, Science Fiction (Columbia, 1971). Several tunes—"For the Love of Ornette," "East Wind Oriental," and "Drum and Space"—were from Tacuma's album For the Love of Ornette, which featured Coleman himself as well as Puschig and Uzeki from the current group.

The tripartite series "Still the New Thing" is sponsored by the Painted Bride Arts Center, the Ars Nova Workshop, and the Warriors of the Wondeful Sound. The series concludes on April 19th with a concert in honor of Sun Ra featuring two big bands, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Set Lists: (All songs composed by Ornette Coleman except where noted):

Denardo Coleman Group: Call To Duty; Sleep Talk; The Sphinx; Peace; Blues Connotation; Broadway Blues; Turnaround; Dancing In Your Head; Song X; Encore: Lonely Woman

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Band: For The Love of Ornette (Tacuma); East Wind Oriental (Tacuma); Drum & Space; Tacuma Song (Tacuma); What Reason Could I Give?; Times Square.

Personnel: Denardo Coleman Group: Denardo Coleman, drums; Al Macdowell, electric bass ; Tony Falanga, acoustic bass; Charlie Ellerbee, guitar; Antoine Roney, tenor saxophone.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Band: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass guitar; Wolfgang Puschnig, alto saxophone, flute, hojak; Ben Schachter, tenor saxophone; Yoichi Uzeki, piano, keyboards; G. Calvin Weston, drums; Wadud Ahmad, spoken word vocals; Asha Puthli vocals.

Photo Credit: Mayumi Uzeki

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