“J Dilla would have approved—and so would Gil Evans, come to that.”– Independent (U.K)
New Yorkers can finally experience this towering orchestral tribute to the music of composer, producer, and rapper J Dilla, who produced groundbreaking records for De La Soul, Erykah Badu, and Common, among others, and whose impact is still felt today over ten years since his death at age 33. Heard through the prism of classically trained composer and violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s expansive orchestral arrangements and producer Carlos Niño’s musical direction, Dilla’s works explode in scope, untethered from any era or genre and bursting with rhythmic and melodic invention.
Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park
New arrangements commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Presented in association with Revive Music Group