JAZZforum: Maurice Lyles with W.A. "Bill" Brower
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Join us for another evening of DC jazz history as drummer Maurice Lyles discusses his career with writer and producer W.A. "Bill" Brower. "Brother Maurice," as he is affectionately called, has a long and interesting history. A student of the renowned Philly Joe Jones, he played with the great saxophonists Leo Parker and Jimmy Heath, piano legend, Earl "Fatha" Hines, trumpeter, Roy Eldridge and vocalist, Sarah Vaughan. In 1968, Brother Maurice invented what he called "The Rhythm Stick" which incorporates cymbals, a washboard, a woodblock, cowbells, tambourine and African bells. Recital Hall (Performing Arts - Bldg. 46-West).