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Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

1949 - 2011

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genres: Hip-hop, Jazz, R&B/Soul/Funk

Gil Scott-Heron started his proficient career with the release of a first novel at 19, followed by a collection of poems, namely Small Talk at the Corner of 125th and Lenox, which inspired his 1970 album of the same name. The legendary track, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, offered a first glimpse into Scott-Heron's strong political views, its spoken word dictated to a jazz score widely acknowledged today as a precursor to hip hop. With his old friend and long-time collaborator Brian Jackson, he released a string of albums in the 1970s, including Pieces of a Man (1971) and Free Will (1972), and in the 1980s worked with bassist Robert Gordon and producer Bill Laswell. In 2010, he released his first studio album in 17 years, I'm New Here.

2010 Gil Scott Heron Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Club Soda

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