The Makanda Project featuring Odean Pope
Presented by Roxbury Action Program
October 11, 2013
The Makanda Project will present a free concert featuring Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Odean Pope. Mr. Pope spent over 20 years as a member of the Max Roach Quartet; his unique tone and improvisational techniques make him one of the most revered saxophonists in jazz today. The 14 piece band performs previously unrecorded compositions by Boston native Makanda Ken McIntyre, arranged by pianist and leader John Kordalewski. The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Odean Pope, Sean Berry, and Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini and Josh Evans (trumpets); Bill Lowe, Robert Stringer, and Sarah Politz (trombones); Diane Richardson (voice); John Kordalewski (piano); John Lockwood (bass); and Yoron Israel (drums).