The Oberlin Review

Geoff Graham, OC ’04, of Lower Dens cradles his bass guitar while bandleader Jana Hunter sings material from the band’s new release, Escape From Evil. The band has recently gained popularity and received numerous positive reviews, yet few attended their performance last Monday at the ’Sco.

Lower Dens Impress with New Cuts Despite Small Crowd

October 9, 2015

When Baltimore’s Lower Dens released their second record Nootropics back in 2012, Pitchfork writer Joe Colly wrote, “There are bands who arrive fully formed and there are those who take a little while to find their footing. Here’s a band you can’t ignore anymore.” If that album demonstrated the band finding their sound, their new release, Escape From Evil, sees them perfecting it. The album, which was released in March of this year, has garnered wide-reaching acclaim, earning the band ...

Conservatory jazz musicians and alumni play Horace Silver compositions to accompany Dance Diaspora’s performance. The show paid tribute to victims and survivors of recent police brutality and illustrated how jazz and vernacular dance serve as means of empowerment.

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

October 9, 2015

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, Dance Diaspora performers and jazz musicians showed off their creative skills with their performance of Horace Silver: Song For My Father & Other Matters Pertaining to the Heart. Alumni Kevin Louis, OC ’99, on trumpet, Shea Pierre, OC ’14, on piano, Josh Moton, OC ’13, on cello and Malachi Thomas, OC ’14, on tenor sax returned to Oberlin to play Horace Silver’s music alongside current students of Oberlin’s Jazz department. Horace Silver, a renowned jazz pia...

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