( Sat., Nov. 16, 2019 )
Performed by Imani Winds and Harlem Quartet, A.B. Spellman, poet
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Jeff Scott, French hornist of Imani Winds, composed Passion for Bach and Coltrane for Imani Winds, the poet A.B. Spellman, Harlem Quartet, and a jazz piano trio. The work synthesizes classical and jazz styles, highlighting the gifts of all the performers onstage.
Inspired by and featuring Spellman’s poetry, Passion for Bach and Coltrane interweaves orated poems with music, in a manner similar to J.S. Bach’s Passion settings. Scott took two masterworks by each composer — Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" - and imagined what a chance meeting between Bach and Coltrane would have sounded like.
$25 General Admission, $10 Duke Students; Reserved Seating
$25 - $10