Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
Friday, October 16, 2009 | 8:00 pm
Byron is a tenor sax and clarinet wizard who rolls between high art and low by exploring the real-life swerve at the heart of jazz. Behind the soaring vocals of D.K. Dyson, his New Gospel Quintet comes to Hayti, exploring the work of Georgia-born gospel king Thomas A. Dorsey (b. 1899), whose own high-low game put hymns of praise alongside raunchy Saturday-night blues, and all was joy. The show features a sermon by Rev. Kelly R. Andrews of Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church in Tarrboro, N.C.
“Calling Don Byron a jazz musician is like calling the Pacific wet –it just doesn’t begin to describe it. Byron has carpentered an extraordinary career precisely by obliterating the very idea of category.”
Don Byron & Rev. Kelly R. Andrews Conversation with Duke Divinity School
Thursday, October 15, 7p
031 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School, Duke West Campus