Race Riot Suite Premier May 20!  Artwork by Peregrine Honig
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release date:

August 31, 2011


Featuring on horns:
Jeff Coffin
Steven Bernstein
Peter Apfelbaum
Mark Southerland
Matt Leland

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey “the Race Riot Suite”

  • Prelude
  • Black Wallstreet
  • The Burning
  • First Prayer
  • Mt. Zion
  • Lost In The Battle For Greenwood
  • Second Prayer
  • Grandfather's Gun
  • Cover Up
  • Third Prayer
  • Eye Of The Dove

Rather than simply evoking Greenwood’s destruction, however, the suite encompasses the region’s creative ferment. Composed and arranged by Jacob Fred steel guitarist Chris Combs, the score captures the energy of Greenwood’s fervent churchgoers and the rollicking territory dance bands that crisscrossed the Southwest. -LA Times

“a beautifully orchestrated, melodically rich piece that celebrates Greenwood as much as it laments the wanton violence that destroyed the neighborhood” -Boston Globe

“Both musically and spiritually, The Race Riot Suite is a significant, important work” -JazzIz

“And the jazz gods were pleased…” -Huffington Post

“The new Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (+ horns) album might be their best” –NPR’s A Blog Supreme