20133141 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104Drexel University - Papadakis Auditorium Room 1206:30 PM
Dir. Vipal Monga
Documentary. 2011, USA, 64 min.
Co-Presented by Philadelphia Jazz Project
Cultural Critic and Musician Greg Tate will be present for a Q&A after the film.
Black February documents an unprecedented series of concerts performed in February 2005 by the legendary jazz composer and conductor Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conduction, his revolutionary technique for live music-making, Morris put on 44 performances in 28 days with 85 musicians. Along with footage from these remarkable concerts that spans a full range of musical styles—from big band to funk to electronic—Black February features some of the leading lights of the New York music community including Henry Threadgill, JD Allen, Brandon Ross, Graham Haynes, Howard Mandel and Greg Tate.