'The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield'

In conjunction with a new Aum Fidelity release, bassist William Parker assembles a first-rate band of relative outsiders--including Sabir Mateen (saxophone), Hamid Drake (drums), and Dick Griffin (trombone)--to reignite the incendiary melodic momentum of America's most politically inclined soul star. Singer Leena Conquest adds vocals and occasional dramatizations, while poet Amiri Baraka supplies occasional color-coded interjections such as "353 shades of darkness" and "250 flavors of invisible."
Fri., Jan. 21, 7 p.m., 2011

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