MLK Tribute by the Marcus Shelby Quartet and the Dynamic Faye Carol Live at the Red Poppy

January 23, 2010

I’m excited to post this multimedia piece of the Marcus Shelby Quartet with special guest the dynamic Faye Carol performing their MLK and jazz tribute live at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco on January 15, 2010.

The musicians featured re-arrangements and re-orchestrations of music created during the civil rights movement in celebration of the 80th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They explored the jazz, freedom songs, spirituals, and blues-based music that was essential to the success of the movement. The performance also included an interactive discussion by composer/bassist/lecturer Marcus Shelby about the history of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement in general, and the evolution of spirituals, slave songs, work songs, blues and modern jazz. The Quartet also performed original compositions by Shelby which capture the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many important characters who played a critical part in the movement.

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Marcus Shelby, Bass
Faye Carol, Vocals
Jeff Marrs, Drums
Adam Shulman, Piano
Howard Wiley, Saxophone


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