Azine has a lengthy interview with percussionist Susie Ibarra:
"Right now I’m in the middle of finishing a commission , a drum concerto for American Composers Orchestra, which I’ll play in and world premiere at Zankel Carnegie Hall in October 2007. I have invited visual artist and painter, Japanese American , Makoto Fujimura to do the visual film for the piece. It is an homage to the indigenous people of the Philippines and Japan, and a bridge of cultures."
Francis Davis reviews the recent Sonny Rollins Trio concert for the Village Voice:
"Just the prospect of hearing Rollins once more forgoing a chording instrument, as he did on Way Out West, A Night at the Village Vanguard, and The Freedom Suite way back when, would have been enough, but this was history in the remaking. Needless to say, the show sold out weeks in advance."
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