Don Byron with the New Gospel Quintet and Guests
October 27, 2012
Don Byron with the New Gospel Quintet and guests: Don Byron, clarinet/tenor saxophone; Carla Cook, vocals; Xavier Davis, piano; Jerome Harris, bass; Pheeroan akLaff, drums; and students from Boston Arts Academy. 7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium. Admission: $20; MIT students: Free; Other students/MIT Faculty & staff: $10. Tickets at donbyron-at-mit.eventbrite.com
The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, featured on Byron’s latest album Love, Peace, and Soul, is his most recent musical adventure. A groundbreaking clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger with jazz as his base, Byron, who interprets music by a widely diverse range of styles, has now turned towards Gospel icons Thomas A. Dorsey, “the father of black gospel music” and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a one-of-a-kind singer, songwriter and star gospel recording artist.