SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Sunday, Feb.12 at 1:00 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library will present a Lincoln Center screening of Cassandra Wilson and The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme. This concert was performed and recorded at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on Aug. 8, 2015.
Cassandra Wilson performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields,” the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Her 1992 landmark album Blue Light ‘Til Dawn paved the way for a new generation of jazz singers through repertoire that challenged American Songbook standards.This concert celebrated the 20th anniversary of that album and includes emotionally rich interpretations of blues, folk, and country songs—as well as standards and originals.
The Campbell Brothers are torchbearers of sacred steel guitar. Their world premiere performance of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” revealed the full gospel affinities and spiritual transcendence of Coltrane’s masterwork in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Lincoln Center Local partners with local libraries to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood. Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation. MetLife is the national sponsor of Lincoln Center.
This program is free and open to all interested participants. No registration is required. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Avenue in the center of town. Call (908) 322-5007 for more information.