Upcoming on Planet E, Erudition features recordings of Belgrave, who died in 2015, and an appearance from Mike Banks.
Erudition: A Tribute To Marcus Belgrave includes tracks that feature recordings of Belgrave, who died in 2015 at age 78, along with appearances from UR founding member Mike Banks, Timeline saxophonist De'Sean Jones and Detroit-based trumpeter, composer and educator Kris Johnson. It's due out near the end of the month.
Belgrave, a Pennsylvania native, moved to Detroit in 1963 and for decades was a key part of the Motor City's jazz scene. His career included stints working and performing with the likes of Ray Charles, Charles Mingus and Wynton Marsalis—and he had some history with Planet E boss Carl Craig. Dixon performed under Belgrave's direction as part of the Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Orchestra.
Listen to EP track "When Belgrave Met Banks."
01. Erudition feat. Marcus Belgrave
02. Wise Words feat. Marcus Belgrave
03. When Belgrave Met Banks feat. Mike Banks, Kris Johnson and De'Sean Jones
04. Summer Of 2001 feat. De'Sean Jones
Planet E will release Erudition: A Tribute To Marcus Belgrave on April 27th, 2018.