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Discopoetry / The Just After Midnight Band | The Revolution Has Been Compromised: Honoring the Works and Words of Gil Scott-Heron

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The Revolution Has Been Compromised: Honoring the Works and Words of Gil Scott-Heron

by Discopoetry / The Just After Midnight Band

Discopoet Khari B. gathers a world-class ensemble around him in this 2015 live tribute to Gil Scott-Heron. Through electrifying original compositions & thought-provoking verses, this recording draws upon both the improvisational tradition of Creative music born in Chicago and Gil’s work as a Jazz/Blues man
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Ugly Beauty for the Brown Girl (Live)
9:20 album only
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2. Hadiya (Live)
13:48 album only
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3. Start a Riot (Live)
14:44 album only
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4. The Lesson (Live)
8:54 album only
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Discopoet Khari B., a natural poetic heir of Scott-Heron’s legacy, has spent the years since Scott-Heron’s passing working on music-based poems to honor the pioneer’s work. Since childhood Gil has been a major influence on Khari B. as both a poet and person. Even Khari B. didn’t know that upon first hearing Gil through records played in his home by his mom that he would one day come to build upon those same traditions.

Assembling a very special ensemble based around Gil’s work with his long time collaborator Brian Jackson, Khari B. called upon the legendary keyboardist/composer Robert Irving III, the innovative Ernie Adams on drums along with a menagerie of masterful musicians from in and around the AACM including bassist Josh Abrams, woodwindist Ernest Dawkins, percussionist Coco Elysses, Shawn Wallace on keys and Aum Mu Ra on guitar. The presentation proved to be as inventive and groundbreaking as the artist of whom it honors.

Presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago on March 13, 2015 to a multigenerational, fully packed audience in Englewood's Hamilton Park field house as a part of their "Made In Chicago" series, “The Revolution Has Been Compromised” turned out to be a poignantly fitting and thrilling tribute to yet another Chicago-born artist who has placed an indelible mark on the world.

Note: Gil's covers have been omitted from this EP. Complete running time for this album is approximately 46:06mins.

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