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The Michigan Daily Friday, March 4, 1988 Pane 7

Brass Fantasy will blow you awa

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By Marc N. aras
Sometimes dreams come true.
This Friday night will be one of
those times as Eclipse Jazz hosts a
performance with Lester Bowie's
Brass Fantasy. Brass Fantasy is a
magical "little Big Band" that covers
an eccentric musical repertoire with
grace, humor, and panache. To para-
phase George M. Cohan; whatever
they do they put a little relish on it.
Their leader is trumpeter Lester
Bowie. Born in Frederick, Maryland,
in 1941, Bowie's family moved to
St. Louis where the infant child
grew to be a man. It seems Brass
flows through Bowie's blood.
Young Lester was a third generation
trumpeter who began blowing at
nine, learning from his father who
was an experienced player with a
thorough knowledge of the wide
canon for brass instruments. Later
lessons came from a member of a
Symphony Orchestra. As a young
'man, Bowie came under the influ-
ence of modern trumpeters like
Kenny.Dorham as well as a growing
and, abiding respect for "Pops" -
Louis Armstrong.
There was more schooling in
Dallas - and the most important
schooling - up and down the road
with all manners of funk and soul
bands. Soul Music. With Lester
Bowie you've got hold of the gen-
uine article. He began gigging
CLASSIFIED ADS

Bowie's success and abilities as a p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Tick- shop with the group at 4 p.m. in
composer, player, arranger, and ban- ets are $9.50. There is a free work- Room 2044 of the School of Music.
dicader.

With three albums to its credit,
Brass Fantasy consists of a core of
great brass players; trumpets, trom-
bones, French horns, tubas, and
drums that will appear in a rare
acoustic (i.e. unamplified) session
tonight. On hand will be Steve Turre
on trombone (last seen in Ann Arbor
with Woody Shaw), legendary
French horn virtuoso Vincent
Chancey (an old Sun Ra alumnus),
the amazing Bob Stewart on tuba'
(see Carla Bley and Bill Frisell LPs),
and rhythm king Philip Wilson at
the drumkit (who hasn't he played
with?).
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy can
shake you and caress you. They will
move through a lovely arrangement
of "I Only Have Eyes For You";
switch up with Willie Nelson's
"Crazy" to leave you weepin';
swagger up "Blueberry Hill," and
roar and whisper through a growing
body of challenging original charts.
Turre and other members provide ar-
rangements and, as you will hear,
everyone contributes. And Lester
Bowie! The music world's Mad Sci-
entist, Visionary, Master Chemist,
Thespian, Humorist ... he'll make
you laugh and cry and shiver and
sigh. Satisfaction guaranteed.
LESTER BOWIE'S BRASS
FANTASY performs tonight at 8

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unampilfied) session at Rackham Auditorium tonight. The band's ar-
rangements will both caress you and shake you. Don't miss it.

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around with lots of jazz players too,
including the young lions of St.
Louis (which then included World
Saxophone Quarteters Julius
Hemphill and Oliver Lake).
In 1966, work with Richard
Abrams' Experimental Band brought
Bowie into contact with Chicago's
Association for the Advancement of
Creative Musicians (AACM) which
led to a long and fruitful relationship
with saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell.
Bowie and Mitchell worked in a band

that evolved into the Art Ensemble
of Chicago - one of the most sig-
nificant groups of any sort of music
or art form in the last quarter cen-
tury.
Bowie also pursued a solo touring
and recording career and often con-
tributes to other artists' gigs and
recording dates. He has risen to
prominence on his instrument during
the last 15 years, and his newest
band, with its musical strength and
personnel, is the best testament to
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