MARSHALL ALLEN & PAUL HESSION
Marshall Allen (°1924) met up with Sun Ra somewhere in the Fifties and, from then on, stayed true to the Arkestra, and eventually emerged as the leader. This rooted musician, kora builder and sax player still has the strength of an athlete, even though he's already 83. Nobody blows the horn as hard as Allen. He's also the person that still keeps the Sun Ra tradition alive. Aside from playing the music from the master, he also composes new music for the Arkestra.
At (K-RAA-K)3 festival Allen will be playing with Paul Hession. This drummer started as an autodidact in several rock bands, but at the end of the seventies he was attracted by free improv and during the eighties he got involved with the British avant garde. Recently collaborations mention the names of Joe McPhee, Frode Gjerstad and Mick Beck. Well, that's enough reasons to make you check these cats out, isn't it?