A Dub Supreme
A Dub Supreme is a re-imagining of John Coltrane’s 1965 jazz masterpiece, A Love Supreme, through the fusion of jazz, reggae, dub, and world beat. Orchestrated by virtuoso drummer Dave Noonan and a genius ensemble, the project’s mission is adventurous: convey the essence of Coltrane’s work while using it as a portal to brand new sonic territory. The inaugural launch happens September 28, at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield, MA. The voyage promises to be an exciting, improvisational experience, taking passengers through magnetic grooves spun from a spectrum of rhythm, sound, and spirit. * And there’s more:::: In utmost respect for Coltrane and his reverence for life, and with fervent belief that music can be an instrument of social change, the project has a parallel mission: express a love supreme through positive community investment. On that note, A Dub Supreme is proud to support the Scholarship Fund at Sow Well Tots, an early childhood program in Bernardston, which embraces the cultural wholeness of children while nurturing them through an organic flow of nature, play, and creative arts. And Sonido Musica, a program of the Community Music School of Springfield which partners with Springfield public schools to bring weekly music instruction and education to kids in elementary, middle, and high school, helping them excel in their personal, social, academic, and creative lives. * Special Guest DJs Peace & Rhythm will be on the turntables, stoking the vibe pre- and post- flight. * This project is supported by grants from the Conway and Deerfield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Thank you for supporting the arts!