|New CD Release Party Dates for Art "Turk" Burton–Long time AACM Member/Percussionist with sophomore release of Ancestral Spirits
For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 or Thereafter
New CD Release Party Dates from Art "Turk" Burton–Long time AACM Member/Percussionist with sophomore release of Ancestral Spirits and Other FYI Musical Dates
Long time AACM Member and conguero Art "Turk" Burton has released his sophomore musical achievement–Ancestral Spirits–featuring some of Chicago's best and brightest talent with saxophonist Ari Brown and Edwin Daugherty, and "show stealer" vocalist Maggie Brown.
According to Rev. Fr. Lofton Emenari, OPS of WHPK-FM University of Chicago, "Ancestral Spirits has a free form feel and flow of a classic Chicago jam session, sax's shouting blow for blow, rumbling rhythm section laying it down, and the drums! The drums! The drums!" Be sure to check out what this fine percussionist has to offer via
2019 Musical Dates for Art "Turk" Burton:
1) CD Release Party for Ancestral Spirits & Memorial Day Jazz Concert featuring long time AACM Member Art "Turk" Burton, Ari Brown, Edwin Daugherty, and others highlighting some of Chicago's finest musicians.
Date and Where: Monday, May 27, 2019 @ Jazz Showcase @ 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago 60605
Time: 8:00 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets
Admission: $10 Adults (CD included); $5 College Students with valid ID
2) CD Release Party for Ancestral Spirits and Father's Day Jazz Concert featuring long time AACM Member Art "Turk" Burton, Ari Brown, Edwin Daugherty, and others highlighting some of Chicago's finest musicians.
Date and Where: Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ Phoenix Multi-Purpose Center @ 650 Phoenix Center Drive, Phoenix 60426 (Alternate address: 151st & 4th Avenue, Phoenix, IL)
Time: 4 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person (includes light refreshments, CD, and Father's Day Gift Raffle for all Dads)
3) Sunday Jazz Live featuring long time AACM Member Art "Turk" Burton and his Congo Square Artistic Ensemble which includes some of Chicago's and South Suburban's finest jazz musicians!
Date and Where: Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ Phoenix Multi-Purpose Center @ 650 Phoenix Center Drive, Phoenix 60426 (Alternate address: 151st & 4th Avenue, Phoenix, IL)
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person (includes light refreshments and Jazz giveaways)
4) Museum of Contemporary Art (Tuesdays on the Terrace) featuring long time AACM Member Art "Turk" Burton and his Congo Square Artistic Ensemble which includes some of Chicago's and South Suburban's finest jazz musicians!
Date and Where: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|On Ancestral Spirits, veteran percussionist Art “Turk” Burton performs colorful Afro-Centric versions of such jazz standards as “Killer Joe,” “A Night In Tunisia” and “Listen Here.”
Burton leads a powerful group that includes saxophonists Ari Brown and Edwin Daugherty, a six-piece rhythm section with drums, congas, timbales and bongos, and singer Maggie Brown.
An adventurous conga and bongo player who has performed in a wide variety of settings during his career (from Dizzy Gillespie to MuhalRichard Abrams), Art “Turk” Burton builds upon the success of his previous CD Spirits: Then & Now with a new set featuring his Afro-Centric jazz versions of beloved jazz songs.
For his exploration of six standards and two originals, Burton is joined by Ari Brown on tenor and soprano-sax (which he sometimes plays at the same time), Edwin Daugherty on alto and soprano, pianist Eddie Beard, bassist Yosef Ben Israel, drummer DushunMosley, Sammie “Cha Cha” Torres on congas, and Luis “Preito” Rosario on timbales. Maggie Brown, the daughter of the late great Oscar Brown Jr., has been developing her own original singing style which can be heard on “A Night In Tunisia” and “Freedom Jazz Dance.”
The opening “Soul Drummers,” one of two originals by Burton, has lyrics by PeresinaBurton and has the percussionists paying tribute (both musical and verbal) to many of the great drummers and percussionist who have been inspiring forces. The other new piece, “Ancestral Spirits,” features fiery interplay between the percussionists and the saxophonists. Burton and his group also reinvigorate such classics as “A Night In Tunisia” (which has some fine scatting by Brown), “Killer Joe,” “Summertime,” “All Blues” and two Eddie Harris songs: “Freedom Jazz Dance” and a particularly exciting version of “Listen Here.”
Art “Turk” Burton, who was originally self-taught on congas and bongos, has worked in his career not only with jazz artists but on pop, r&b, and Latin sessions. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (A.A.C.M.) since 1973, Burton has performed with such giants as Dizzy Gillespie, MuhalRichard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Henry Threadgill, Randy Weston, Sonny Stitt, Lou Donaldson, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarmanand Elvin Jones, and has recorded with Nicole Mitchell, VandyHarris, Ari Brown, and the AACM’s Great Black Music Ensemble. Among the groups that he has led are the Congo Square Artistic Ensemble and Conjunto Bembe Percussion Ensemble.
In addition to his teaching, Burton is the author of three books about the little-known role of African Americans in the Old West: Black Gun, Silver Star (The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshall Bass Reeves), Black, Buckskin, and Blue (African American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Front), and Black, Red and Deadly (Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territories 1870-1907).
The release of Spirits: Then & Now made listeners aware of Art “Turk” Burton’s importance as a bandleader. The memorable Ancestral Spirits is his latest accomplishment.
Art Turk Burton "Ancestral Spirits" (T N’ T Music ATBCD 102) Street Date: May 3, 2019
Art Turk Burton-leader, conga and bongo drums, Ari Brown-tenor & soprano sax, Edwin Daugherty-alto and soprano sax, Maggie Brown-vocals, Eddie Beard-piano and organ, Dushun Mosley-drums, Yosef Ben Israel-bass, Sammie “Cha Cha” Torres-conga, Luis “Preito” Rosario-timbales
UPC Code: 845121032116
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