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Saturday 03.30.13 - Freeman Runs the Voodoo Down, performing the music of Miles Davis, circa 1970, 8pm-11pm

Freeman Runs the Voodoo Down, performing the music of Miles Davis, circa 1970. Description of what to be expected = Miles Davis produced a series of amazingly inventive recordings from 1968 to 1972, a period in which he began to experiment with electric instruments and rock rhythms. The albums Bitches Brew, In a Silent Way, Live-Evil, Filles De Kilimanjaro, and On the Corner merge jazz, rock, and funk sounds but defy all categorization. Brooklyn-based percussionist David K. Freeman is leading a group of talented young musicians who perform material from this era in Miles’ musical evolution. Known as Freeman Runs the Voodoo Down, the core group is often joined at live shows by special guests.* The songs they play evoke moods ranging from raucously energetic to haunting and serene. Their aim is to bring this music – which still sounds far ahead of its time – to both seasoned and new listeners of jazz. A founding member of the innovative jazz group The Outer Bridge Ensemble, Freeman is influenced by diverse jazz, folk, and world music traditions. He has long been inspired by the unmatched way in which Miles Davis blended improvisation and composition and encouraged his collaborators to tap into a spirit of fearless self-expression. www.davidkfreeman.com