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Vision Festival 21 – Saturday Night (P.1)

Date:  June 11, 2016
Venue: Judson Memorial Church (NY)

Review by Dawoud Kringle

“The aim of the Vision Festival is to keep alive in hearts and minds, all of the idealism, integrity and sense of responsibility that lay at the heart of the creative movements in the 60’s.”  

On Saturday, June 11th, the second day of the 21st Vision Festival (which featured a lifetime achievement tribute to Henry Grimes) promised a fascinating musical evening.

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Vision Festival 18 Report P.2: The Evening of the Final Day

image003Date: June 16, 2013
Venue: the Roulette (NY)

Review and photos by Dawoud Kringle

As I arrived, Hamiet Bluiett’s Bio-Electric Ensemble was taking the stage. Joining Bluiett was DD. Jackson piano, Hamid Drake, drums, Harrison Bankhead, bass, and special guest Matthew Whittaker, on keyboards. A free, major key gospel-like invocation filled the air. Bluiett came on and played an enormous baritone sax. Low notes and melodies riding their

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