TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015: LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO QUARTET (Studio Series) at National Arts Centre Studio - Sat Jun 27 2015 at 7:00 pm
Louis Moholo-Moholo - drums
John Edwards - double bass
Alexander Hawkins - piano
Jason Yarde - saxophones
Though the South African drummer played the Johannesburg Jazz Festival for the first time more than 50 years ago in 1962, Louis Moholo-Moholo continues to challenge, charm, and entrance listeners. Moholo-Moholo first became famous for his work in the mixed-race group the Blue Notes, who were exiled from their home country during the Apartheid years. However, he made an equally major mark as a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a London band composed largely of South African exiles that was central to the development of free jazz in England in the 1970s. Moholo-Moholo has worked tirelessly both as a bandleader and collaborator with some of free music’s biggest names, including Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, and Wadada Leo Smith. Though he is often most recognized for his past contributions, Moholo-Moholo remains committed to making and experimenting with sounds that respond to and engage with the present.
General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges