Staged – Signed Limited Edition

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Staged – Signed Limited Edition

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* Three new recordings written, produced & performed by Jason Moran
* Created for the Venice Biennale 2015
* Pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl
* Cover and inner sleeve artwork by the artist
* Limited edition of 100 copies
* Hand signed and numbered by the artist

A  widely acknowledged jazz pioneer with a succession of acclaimed albums  for Blue Note under his belt, Jason Moran is also an artist whose  project for the 2015 Venice Biennale is the emotionally resonant STAGED,  a powerful performative work that derives from his interest in the  history of the jazz idiom.

STAGED is two stand-alone sculptural  installations that recreate architectural elements from two historic New  York City jazz spaces: The Savoy Ballroom and The Three Deuces.  These  two spaces represent two distinct eras of American jazz: the 1930s swing  era and the 1950s be-bop period.  The musical repertoire changed  dramatically from the 1930’s to the 1950’s, mirroring the shifts in the  political, social, and economic landscape of African-Americans as they  approached the cusp of the civil rights movement.