By Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise

Although recorded in concert at Berklee, the primary statement from newcomer Alonzo Demetris is that this beacon of musical education is not about incarceration, regardless of how tough rehearsal regimes may be. Instead, he is referring to the soul-destroying phenomenon of the ‘prison industrial complex’, which has notoriously exploited African-Americans for decades and continues to be a shameful blight on the supposed land of the free to this day. Read more here.

 

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