The Revolution will be in 7/4 – A Tribute to Fred Ho
Remembering my friend, composer and baritone saxophonist, activist and author Fred Ho in Point of Departure:
I dreamed I saw Fred Ho last night.
He had just finished a concert with a saxophone quartet – his inimitable, inexhaustible baritone powering and prodding the music like Harry Carney possessed by Charles Mingus. In the dream, the concert was a benefit or tribute of some kind, perhaps acknowledging his own battle against cancer, perhaps raising awareness for one of his many passionate causes (such as his successful campaign to free political activist Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz from solitary confinement), perhaps some combination of the two.