The Lights

by Marcus Shelby

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1.
Moten Swing 04:58
2.
Maia 04:47
3.
The Lights 06:57
4.
Afro Mission 03:45
5.
Portrait 09:41
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7.
Anais Petit 09:25
8.
Dinah 06:46

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The Lights Suite is the very 1st CD recording by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra and is loosely inspired by the play "The Lights" by Howard Korder and directed by Val Hendrickson which was performed live at the ODC theater in 2002. The Lights Suite features 7 original compositions by Marcus Shelby for his 15 piece big band orchestra and includes 1 rearranged standard (Dinah) at the conclusion of the recording.

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released October 1, 2001

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Marcus Shelby San Francisco, California

Marcus Shelby is a composer/bassist who lives in San Francisco, California. His work focuses on the history, present, and future of African American lives. Currently, Shelby is the Artistic Director for Healdsburg Jazz. Shelby composed the score and performed in Anna Deavere Smith’s Off Broadway Play and HBO feature film “Notes from the Field” (2019) ... more

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