Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons
The Messenger: Live at the Original Velvet Lounge
AACM saxophonist/composer/bandleader Ernest Dawkins brought his NHE into the Velvet Lounge on July 14, 2005 for this live DVD/CD knowing it would be one of the groups' last performances at the historic "old" Velvet Lounge. The club is now closed (the last night was April 1, 2006) though the new location is supposed to be open soon. Trumpeter Maurice Brown has been gaining much critical acclaim and popularity in the last two years. His return to Chicago from New Orleans for this gig is a wonderful addition to Steve Berry, trombone; Darius Savage, bass and Isaiah Spencer, drums. Other Delmark albums by Ernest Dawkins' NHE include Mean Ameen (559); Capetown Shuffle (545); Jo'burg Jump (524).
DVD 1570 038153157050 / CD: DE 570 038153057022
DVD is Region 0 NTSC.