A new ‘epic jazz opera’ on CD elevates the migrant liberation movement

From its opening moments, U.S. composer-baritone saxophonist Ben Barson’s suite for this “epic jazz opera,” Mirror Butterfly: The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite, speaks of the revolutionary politics from which it derived. With a firm grasp on the canon of liberation music before him, Barson (a student of and collaborator with the late Fred Ho) has … Continue reading A new ‘epic jazz opera’ on CD elevates the migrant liberation movement