Dr. Tyshawn Sorey Performs Max Roach Album at 2024 NYC Winter Jazzfest

Posted in News on January 17, 2024
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey performing at Publi Records in Brooklyn, NY on January 10.
Dr. Tyshawn Sorey performing at Publi Records in Brooklyn, NY on January 10. Photo: courtesy of NYC Winter Jazzfest.

BMI was excited to co-present “Take Two: Tyshawn Sorey Reimagines Max Roach’s Members, Don’t Git Weary” as part of 2024 NYC Winter Jazzfest at Public Records in Brooklyn on January 10. Co-presented with Pique-Nique and hosted by Gilles Peterson, the sold-out evening found renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist, Dr. Tyshawn Sorey, performing Roach’s classic album in its entirety as part of the “Take Two” deep listening series. Following an uninterrupted playback of the 1968 album, Sorey and his ensemble – which includes trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, saxophonist Mark Shim, pianist Sullivan Fortner, and bassist Matt Brewer, plus guest vocalist Fay Victor – reinterpreted the groundbreaking original record’s six celebrated songs as an homage to Roach on what would have been the iconic bebop pioneer’s 100th birthday. Dr. Sorey is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow known for his precision and inventiveness on the drum kit and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation. It was a rewarding evening of live music for all, and BMI was proud to be a part of it.



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