This RTV episode highlights the Oliver Lake Reunion Trio featuring Pheeroan akLaff (drums) and Michael Gregory (guitar).
Performance date: 04/22/2007
Episode release date: 04/22/2010
Host: Phoebe Legere
The artistic scope of the renowned saxophonist, composer, painter, and poet, Oliver Lake, is unparalleled. An extensive resume of his collaborations includes work with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Flux String Quartet, Bjork, Lou Reed, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Anthony Braxton, James Blood Ulmer, William Parker, Vijay Iyer, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, and a veritable who’s who of the jazz vanguard. Oliver’s efforts extend far beyond the music, which include creating the non-profit Passin’ Thru organization, becoming a mainstay at Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, publishing two books of poetry, and frequently producing visual artwork for exhibitions across the country.