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Saturday, April 28th 2018 at 12 Noon

South Jazz Parlour

600 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130



LifeLine Music Coalition, Inc. (LMC) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz and the arts in Philadelphia. Since 2003, LMC has presented 15 jazz festivals and hundreds of concerts and workshops throughout the Delaware Valley and abroad. For 8 years, LMC was the music producer for the 3-day, West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, which took place literally in the neighborhood of Ogontz Avenue.


LMC presented The O’Jays, Teena Marie, Chaka Khan, Ashford and Simpson, Parliament Funkadelic, Benny Golson, Esperanza Spalding, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dave Sanborn, George Duke, Kevin Eubanks and many others.  Everyone was a headliner! Following the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival, LMC produced the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival (currently in its fourth year) outdoors on South Street in Philadelphia.


Jazz – Up, Down, And Around: The special concert series, now in its 9th year, will consist of the music of the Temptations performed the way John Coltrane would have likely played it. Songs include: My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone, Ball of Confusion, Just My Imagination, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, and others. The event will also feature Warren Oree's “Po-Jazz Connection” featuring a select group of poets reciting poetry that is based on the themes of Coltrane, The Temptations, and the ability to cross-connect with art and ultimately life in general. The poems will be dispersed through out the evening.


Warren Oree 1Warren Oree is a bassist, composer, educator, producer and artistic director of LifeLine Music Coalition, Inc. In 1979,  he started the group that he leads today – The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. He has toured and/or recorded with: Jamaladeen Tacuma and Basso Nouveaux; Khan Jamal and Hamiet Bluiett. He has also performed with Donald Byrd, Wynton Marsalis, Odean Pope, and Norman Connors. Warren Oree has toured Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.





PJP spoke with Warren Oree about his work and the upcoming concert.

PJP: Can you briefly describe your musical direction?

Warren Oree:
My musical direction is to explore as many of the “rooms of Music (especially Jazz) that are a part of the House of Music!

PJP: What and whom are pivotal musical influences on your approach?

Warren Oree: John Coltrane and his spirituality and open mind are the primary influences, but also I believe music cries out every day to be set free from the rules and chains that mankind wraps it in!


PJP: Tell us about the John Coltrane' Temptations Concert.


Warren Oree: Again, the concert will focus on John Coltrane’s interpretation of the music of The Temptations…had he embarked on that adventure, also to help the audience not assume that he hadn’t listened to The Temptations since they were both hitting the music world hard at the same time.

PJP: Why is it important?

Warren Oree 2Warren Oree: It’s important because we need not feed into the “system’s” propaganda that all of our music need be separate from each other….that is a tactic they use to keep us at each other’s throats……musically…and more important CULTURALLY!!!!  ALL of our music is a part of our culture!

PJP: Who is working with you on this?

Warren Oree: I am writing all of the arrangements and the musicians are: Umar Raheem - sax; JuJu - drums; Doug “Pablow” Edwards - congas/percussion; Frank Butrey - guitar; Warren Oree - bass; special guest, Larry Price - alto sax.  Also several guest poets who have yet to be confirmed…and of course from the promotion, PR, and marketing side…my business partner - Graziella DiNuzzo!


PJP: When experiencing this concert, what advice would you give the audience to assist with greater understanding and enjoyment?

Warren Oree: I would advise the audience to open the musical windows and doors of their mind and let the “Breeze” in!


PJP: Why Jazz? When you could be doing anything else, Why this music?

Warren Oree: Why Jazz? Because Jazz requires Freedom AND Discipline to be FREE! also….Why NOT Jazz??????????



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Jazz - Up, Down And Around

Saturday, April 28th 2018 at 12 Noon

South Jazz Parlour

600 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130



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