NYJO, Tommy Blaize and Reginald D. Hunter play Gil Scott-Heron | Woolwich Works
October 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
NYJO joins Tommy Blaize and Reginald D. Hunter in celebration of Gil Scott-Heron
Woolwich Works brings together two of the country’s most distinctive and soulful voices to celebrate the work of legendary African-American poet, soul singer and author Gil Scott-Heron alongside our 24-piece Jazz Orchestra.
With a recording career spanning forty years, Gil Scott-Heron’s work and influence transcend continents and generations. With songs like ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and his substantial body of spoken word, he’s widely recognised as being one of the forefathers of modern rap and hip-hop, while tunes such as ‘Lady Day and John Coltrane’ and ‘The Bottle’ stand alone as timeless musical masterpieces.
This show takes some of the very best of an amazing body of work and reimagines it for a huge horn section, one of the world’s finest vocal talents and an outstanding orator with a voice like butter. It’s going to be absolutely banging.