As one of the key figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes was writing at a time when his city was experiencing a pivotal moment in its cultural history. His writing has helped to shape the identity of jazz in the popular consciousness.
For this piece, some of his ideas about music, love and city life are explored within the musical context of the UK scene, where many aspects of that traditional jazz mythology are being creatively re-interpreted, and the pioneering spirit continues to thrive in diverse city environments.
The 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.
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