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Strata-East Live // Barbican Centre // Sunday 22nd March

March 17, 2015

Gilles has curated an evening of music celebrating the essential afro-jazz and spiritual jazz label, Strata-East, this Sunday at Barbican Centre. With a special line up of musicians which includes the founders of the label, Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell, alongside legendary musicians Alvin Queen, Billie Harper, Cecil McBee and vocalist Jean Carne, it’s guaranteed to be a unique event for fans of the label.

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Ahead of the Barbican Centre show on Sunday, Gilles met the man behind the  label, Charles Tolliver for an in-depth chat. They discuss Charles’ beginnings, moving to NYC, the ethos behind the label, working with legendary musicians such as Jackie McLean, Max Roach and Horace Silver, as well as releasing Gil Scott Heron’s ‘The Bottle’.


Charles Tolliver – Prayer For Peace
Jackie McLean – It’s Time
Jackie McLean – Revillot
Jackie McLean – Truth
Booker Irvine – Stolen Moments
Hank Mobley – The Morning After
Max Roach – Abstrutions
Charles Tolliver – Brilliant Circles
Charles Tolliver – Effi
Charles Tolliver – Mournin’ Variations
Gil Scott Heron – The Bottle
Jackie MacLean – On The Nile
M’Boom – Morning, Noon, Midday
Horace Silver – Psychedelic Sally
Charles Tolliver’s Music Inc – Wilpan’s