LIVE from Southampton Arts Center: South of the Border – The Latin Side of Charlie Parker
presented with The Jam Session
Saturday, January 14 | 7 pm | $15 | Reservations Recommended
***Doors will open at 6:30 pm for refreshments provided by Union Cantina.***
Filled with hot Latin Jazz sounds and soaring band solos, Charlie Parker gave another one of his greatest performances paying tribute to the best in Latin American music on the blockbuster South of the Border album in 1953. South Of The Border showcased Parker’s series of dazzling takes on Latin Jazz hits done with stunning vitality that he performed with world class greatness and astonishing provocation, making it a huge hit on the jazz charts. This concert is a tribute the late Charlie Parker and his involvement with Machito and the Latin/Jazz tinge. Featuring select recordings from the South of the Border album fused with original South African compositions, the concert will be led by the incomparable Morris Goldberg.
The South of the Border All Star Band features Morris Goldberg on Saxophone and Penny Whistle, Diego Urcola on Trumpet, Bill O’Connell on Piano, Marcus McLaurine on Bass, Mayra Casales on Congas, and Claes Brondal on Drums.
Upcoming concert dates:
Saturday, February 11 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm
Saturday, April 22 at 7 pm
Saturday, May 20 at 7 pm
About Morris Goldberg
New York based composer, saxophonist, clarinetist, penny whistler and vocalist, Morris Goldberg recently completed recording his third album with his group, OJOYO. Mr. Goldberg grew up in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa, and nurtured musical roots that span jazz, classical music, bebop and mbaqanga.
Well known to jazz lovers, Mr. Goldberg won popular acclaim through his featured performances on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album. Goldberg performed with Hugh Masekela, among others, before leaving South Africa to broaden his musical horizons. In the United States, he attended the Manhattan School of Music and regularly recorded and performed with artists such as Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte. He also worked with exiled South African singer, Letta Mbulu. In 1974, Mr. Goldberg returned to Cape Town and participated in Abdullah (Dollar Brand) Ibrahim’s recording, “Mannenberg”, on which he was featured. In 1991, Goldberg was featured in Hugh Masekela’s spectacular homecoming tour, “Sekunjalo”, a twenty-date road show that featured Masekela, Bayete and Sankomota.
From 1980 until 1988 Morris traveled and performed with Harry Belafonte. He appeared on three videos. The last one, “An Evening with Harry Belafonte and Friends”, was done for PBS and can still be seen on PBS stations throughout the country. Goldberg attained nationwide acclaim as saxophonist and wind specialist on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” for the six year duration of the television show, from 1996 until 2002. During that time he accompanied many artists such as Tony Bennett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Barry Manilow, Phil Collins and more. In 2004 Goldberg did an extensive tour of the USA with Hugh Masekela, playing major jazz festivals and culminating in the Playboy Jazz Festival, which was recorded and aired on WBGO Newark and WLIU Southampton.
In March of 2005 Goldberg performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival with his band “Ojoyo”. In 1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999, Goldberg returned to South Africa to perform at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown. Morris remains based in New York, but retains strong links with Cape Town and its musicians.
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