2019 FORT ADAMS LINEUP

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 2019

Gary Bartz ANOTHER EARTH 50-Year Anniversary featuring Ravi Coltrane & Special Guest Charles Tolliver Produced by Revive Music

In 1969, a 28­year­old Gary Bartz recorded his second album, Another Earth, for the Milestone label. The album featured Bartz on alto saxophone, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone, Stanley Cowell on piano, Reggie Workman on bass and Freddie Waits on drums; Waits is the late father of bandleader and sideman, drummer Nasheet Waits.

Another Earth was recorded prior to Bartz famously joining Miles Davis in 1970 at the Isle of Wight. He had previously performed with Eric Dolphy, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus’ Jazz Workshop, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Following his appearance on Davis’ 1971 album Live­Evil, he went on to form Ntu Troop, which combined jazz, funk and soul. That group went on to perform with countless giants of the music, minting Bartz as a giant in the process.

Though widely esteemed as a master work, Another Earth had never been performed live until 2019 during Winter Jazz Fest; drummer Nasheet Waits took the stage in place of his late father. Revive Music will present the third production of Another Earth in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its release. The show is Revive’s first in partnership with Newport Jazz Festival. In accordance with its organizational mission, the landmark event will literally revive a timeless recording through live performance.

Gary Bartz will be joined by trumpeter Charles Tolliver and tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, who is slated to perform in place of Pharoah Sanders – a contemporary and band member of his father, John Coltrane.

The Newport Jazz Festival® is a production of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, duly licensed.
 


 
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