Here at PearlArts Studios. we're working on a sound and movement extravaganza! STAYCEE PEARL dance project and Soy Sos will premiere ABBEY: In the Red at the August Wilson Center May 25-27. Inspired by the life and music of Jazz vocalist, composer, and civil rights activist Abbey Lincoln, the performance will feature live music. Sound designer/producer Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl has brought together a knock out ensemble consisting of vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and musicians Ben Opie, Ben Barson, Paul Thompson, and Elisa Kohanski to re-imagine a number of Abbey Lincoln's songs.
On Friday, April 21, 8 PM we are holding an ABBEY Listening Party at Tuff Sound Recording. We invite you to come listen to Abbey Lincoln and related jazz artists on vinyl. Come see where we work and play and sip on refreshments as we engage in conversation about the music and the process of creating music for ABBEY: In the Red. To give your ears a sampling of what's to come, Soy Sos has picked out three Abbey Lincoln Songs.
1. Straight Ahead
2. African Lady
3. Driva Man (live)
If you like what you've heard so far, come on over to Tuff Sound Recording Friday, April 21st! You can learn more about ABBEY: In the Red here,