DAWKINS, ERNEST / The Messenger -DVD *Delmark 1570


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AACM saxophonist/composer/bandleader Ernest Dawkins brought his NHE into the Velvet Lounge on July 14, 2005 for this live DVD 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.

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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in