In 2005, bandleader Jesse Sharps led a summit & recording session bringing together young players from the LA improvised music scene w/ local legends Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Kamau Daaood, Michael Sessions, Ndugu Chancler, Phil Ranelin, Roberto Miranda, & Taumbu Ector. Members of Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra participated along w/ Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Brandon Coleman, Randal Fisher, Nick Rosen, & Joey Dosik who were some of the up & coming young players from the local scene at the time. The Gathering's objective is to document local L.A. area talent & composers w/ a focus on giving young players a venue to share their compositions as well as feature exceptional works from the archives of The Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra, African American composers, & others that have gone under the radar over the years. The band continues to evolve & attract new players, stretching the boundaries of improvised music & performance.
Cast: Jesse Sharps, Kamau Daaood, Dwight Trible, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Phil Ranelin, Randal Fisher, Roberto Miranda, Peter Jacobson...
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