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Charles Gayle to receive lifetime achievement award

Saxophonist Charles Gayle will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by Arts For Arts in New York, at the 19th edition of Vision festival. Gayle will also play three sets on the evening of 11 June: as a trio with Daniel Carter and Miriam Parker, as the Charles Gayle Quartet with Dave Burrell, William Parker and Michael Wimberly, and with his Vision Artist Orchestra, with a stint in the middle by poet David Henderson.

This year's Vision festival also includes performances by Mary Halvorson, Henry Grimes, Matthew Shipp, a trio of Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, and Hamid Drake, and many others, plus panel discussions on the legacy of Amiri Baraka. The festival runs 11–15 June. More details here.