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Price | Diehl |Sunkett - Live At Katherine Drexel Library

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As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, during April of 2017, PJP collaborated with Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy to present four special concerts in various public spaces around the city. These concerts were presented at facilities under the auspices of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Parks & Recreation.


We selected four ensembles who are quite different from each other and demonstrate the broad and diverse possibilities of contemporary Jazz music. This particular concert was captured in audio and we share it with you here now, as a FREE mixtape download.


Download Price | Diehl | Sunkett - Live At Katherine Drexel Library Below

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 22, 2017, saxophonist Larry Price, drummer Kevin Diehl and bassist Sonny Sunkett brought their collective, musical magic to Philadelphia's Greater Northeast community into the Katherine Drexel Library for a high energy session.


The compositions are as follows:


1. Time After Time
2. Pygmyence (written by Larry Price)
3. Uplink (written by Kevin Diehl)
4. The Day We Lost Williston (written by Larry Price)
5. 123 (written by Kevin Diehl) 
6. Collective Improvisation (Excerpt) (written by Price, Diehl & Sunkett)


Downloading: To download, click the download links below, when page with audio appears, let it download to your browser and then go to File/Save Page As... Be sure to save file as mp3.


Price-Diehl-Sunkett Live At Katherine Drexel LibraryPRICE | DIEHL | SUNKETT

Released March 2019


Music composed & performed by Larry Price, Kevin Diehl & Sonny Sunkett. Mixed & edited at Lynasha Studios by Homer Jackson


Duration: 45 minutes

File Size: 68 MB


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Kevin DiehlKevin Diehl is a Philadelphia-based drummer, percussionist and composer. He cut his teeth on the 1970s New York City Loft Jazz scene. There, he worked and studied Afro-Cuban drumming with Jerry Gonzalez. Returning to Philly, Diehl worked with Tyrone Hill and studied Bata drumming and Lukumi music with Nichola Rivera, becoming a member of Rivera’s Lukumi group, “Ochan La Ocha.” In 2000, Diehl formed Sonic Liberation Front (SLF). The ensemble realizes the parallels between Lukumi song composition and that of Jazz musicians. SLF has worked with Marshall Allen, Odean Pope, Billy Bang, Kahil El Zabar, Sunny Murray, Michelle Rosewoman, Thurman Barker, and Chad Taylor. SLF has toured festivals throughout North America and won critical acclaim for their five albums.


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Larry PriceLarry Price is a Philadelphia-based alto saxophonist, vocalist, arranger, composer, and producer, who resided in Finland from 2002 – 2014. During that span of time, he presented lectures, workshops, and performances in Finland, Sweden, France, Belgium, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, Kenya, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Canada. He also worked with some of Europe’s most prolific artists including, Finlandian vocalist, Bianca Morales, and Ukrainian classical pianist Viatceslav Novikov.​ Larry Price has also performed with noted American artists such as James Carter, Ted Curson, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and Stanley Turrentine.






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Sonny SunkettSonny Sunkett is a Philadelphia-born and bred bassist who developed in Philly’s rich R&B and Jazz scenes during the 1960s. He began his career at Roosevelt Jr. High School in Germantown. As a young musician, Sunkett worked closely as a band member with former Weather Report drummer, Eric Gravatt. As a R&B musician, Sunkett worked with Lee Andrews and The Original Hearts. Sonny Sunkett also worked with Philadelphia Jazz legends such as Khan Jamal, Monnette Sudler, Sid Simmons and Eddie Green. Sunkett has also enjoyed a longtime creative collaboration with Philadelphia guitarist, Curtis Weaver and is a longtime member of the Hard Bop repertory group, Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble.



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Special Thanks: Kathryn Ott Lovell - Commissioner: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Kelly Lee - Chief Cultural Officer: Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Chip Powell, Steve Rowland, Karen Smith, Bill Johnson, Lynn Washington, J. Michael Harrison, James Solomon, Asha Jackson, Julia Lopez, Melissa Talley Palmer and Stephanie Seiple.




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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.


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