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Feeding the Body: Astral and Physical | Bushmeat, On Ka’a Davis, and Jamal Moore in Concert
November 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Bushmeat Sound Presents
A Concert of New Music for Contemporary Jazz Trio
served with Vegan Bushmeat Stew
Featuring Live Painting by Khalid Thompson
suggested donation is $20
yummy stew* is limited to availability
(We will play one long set or
two shorter ones depending
on how we feel.)
>> Drawing inspiration from outer realms of Blackness, guitarist On Ka’a Davis channels Sun Ra, P-Funk, Hendrix, Fela Kuti and more into the survivalist politics of the East Village underground arts community. Full with cosmic light, his playing rings with lyricism and polyrhythmic complexity. On Ka’a Davis arrived onto the jazz scene in the early 80s, most notably playing with the Sun Ra Arkestra as well as Don Ayler’s Septet. Over the years, Davis has recorded and or worked with a vast array of great artists including Luther Thomas, Charles ‘Bobo’ Shaw, Matt Shipp, Simone Weissenfel, William Parker, Jemeel Moondoc, Kenny Wollesen, Juni Booth, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter and as a member of Avram Fefer’s Rivers on Mars, which featured the late Greg Tate on laptop. He is also a bandleader, having created the critically acclaimed Famous Original Djuke Music Players.
>> Multi-instrumentalist Jamal R. Moore is a native of Baltimore Maryland and a composing performer and educator whose imprint on 21st Century jazz has been huge. His educational background includes California Institute of The Arts, Berklee College of Music, the Eubie Blake Jazz Orchestra, and historically acclaimed Frederick Douglass High School where fellow Baltimore notables Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, and Ethel Ennis also went.
Jamal has worked and recorded with are Wadada Leo Smith, Roscoe Mitchell, Nicole Mitchell, Archie Shepp, David Ornette Cherry, Tomeka Reid, Dr. Bill Cole, DJ Lou Gorbea, George Duke, Sheila E, David Murray, JD Parran, Ras Moshe, Hprizm (Antipop Consortium), Tatsuya Nakatani, Hamid Drake and the late Yahyah Abdul Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra). Moore is an affiliate of the late Horace Tapscott’s Pan African Peoples Arkestra, David Boykin’s Black Praxis, a member of Konjur Collective, and co-creator (with Luke Stewart) of Ancestral Duo. Jamal Moore currently leads Akebulan Arkestra, Napata Strings, Black Elements Quartet, Organix Trio, and Mojuba Duo.
>> Thomas Stanley lives a short distance from the Chesapeake Bay where he is co-parenting two school-aged sons. As an artist, author, and activist deeply committed to audio culture in the service of personal growth and noetic (r)evolution, Stanley has performed and curated musical sound for most of his adult life. From 2008-2022, Dr. Stanley hosted Bushmeat’s Jam Session, a weekly FM music show, arguably the world’s first and only blackadelic radio program. Stanley is the author of The Execution of Sun Ra (Wasteland Press, 2014), a critical response to the cosmic prognostications of the late jazz iconoclast. Dr. Stanley has spent three decades exploring the ramifications of Alter Destiny, Sun Ra’s unique construct for an authentically survivable Future. He has written and lectured extensively on emergent musical cultures and their connection to struggles for social justice and psychosocial liberation. He is co-author of George Clinton and P-Funk: An Oral History (1998). His doctoral work at the University of Maryland (2009) examined Butch Morris’s Conduction method as an extended meta-instrument offering unique opportunities for musical pedagogy and ensemble consciousness. Dr. Stanley is currently an associate professor of Sound Art, Sound Studies, and Consciousness at George Mason University.
* Bushmeat Stew is vegan and free of peanuts and tree nuts, but may contain coconut milk.