Composer and pianist Jason Moran presents his album From the Dancehall to the Battlefield, a meditation on the life and legacy of James Reese Europe.

“From the Dancehall to the Battlefield connects to one of the original Big Bangs in Black Music, James Reese Europe. In the early 20th century, James Reese Europe and others firmly understood that Black culture has a history, sound, and a code. This brought Black pride onto the stage and into the world.”

Released January 1, 2023

Jason Moran, piano and voice
Darryl Harper, clarinet
Logan Richardson, alto saxophone
Brian Settles, tenor saxophone
David Adewumi, trumpet
Chris Bates, trombone
Reginald Cyntje, trombone
Jose Davila, tuba and helicon
Tarus Mateen, bass
Nasheet Waits, drums