Event starts Wed, Jul 26 2017 7:30 PM ET
With saxophonist Marcus Strickland, organist/pianist Mitch Henry, electric bassist Kyle Miles, and drummer Jonathan Barber
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is no stranger to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola; in April 2017 he spent a week here as a member of Christian McBride’s new quartet, and in recent years he’s headlined with his own quartet and performed sold-out tributes to John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Thelonious Monk. His long-running Twi-Life project is something a little different, and tonight will be its debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Drawing upon such diverse influences as Charles Mingus’ freewheeling jazz, Bartok’s Hungarian folk, Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, and J Dilla’s jazz-influenced hip-hop beats, Strickland has synthesized something widely accessible, emotionally resonant, and unmistakably modern.