Obo Addy and Julian Priester

Obo Addy and Julian Priester – For Your Information

In 1999, Jack Straw brought together Ghanaian percussionist Obo Addy and jazz trombonist Julian Priester for a composer residency, commissioning them to create new work together. The project, titled Confluence, culminated in a concert at On the Boards on October 18, 1999 as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. “For Your Information” is one of the pieces Obo and Julian created together, along with their ensemble: Gary Harris, saxophone; Jim Cheek, trumpet; Janice Scroggins, keyboards; Israel Annoh, drums; Nii Ayi Armah, percussion; Tim Young, guitars; and Phil Sparks, acoustic bass.