Nathan Davis

Suite for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nathan Davis celebrates the life and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. with music as profound and far-reaching as its subject, veering from bold electric jazz-funk to meditative interludes complete with poetic spoken word narration read by University of Pittsburgh professor Donald M. Henderson. With its large-scale supporting cast (including vocalist Brenda Joyce), vibrant horn arrangements, and unusual instrumentation, this is Davis' most ambitious and cinematic LP, operating on a canvas as vast as its creator's imagination.

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