Despite preceding his performance with a moving, eloquent speech, Tacuma has long spoken most vibrantly through his bass. The North Philly native honed his experimental funk approach under the guidance of pioneering saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who enlisted a 19-year old Tacuma (along with lifelong collaborator G. Calvin Weston) from the local R&B scene directly into Coleman’s groundbreaking electric Prime Time band in 1975.

April 15, 7:00pm

South Jazz Kitchen
600 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa