ON STAGE // HOP ENSEMBLE
Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble
Traditions and Transformations:
Music from Ellington to Sun Ra
Taylor Ho Bynum, director
Including music of such innovators as Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Frank Foster and Anthony Braxton.
For his first concert as Coast director, Bynum leads the band through favorite works demonstrating the deep roots and continued vibrancy of the big band/creative orchestra tradition. Pioneers like Ellington, mid-century masters like Mingus, post-modern experimentalists like Sun Ra are reimagined with joyful spontaneity, with special guests and some of Bynum's own compositions.