Astral Weeks & Beyond: Celebrating Van Morrison

FRI • OCT 25 • 8PM

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“No one involved in the sessions can boast that they knew they were making a masterpiece, It wasn’t until years later that people started to come up to me and tell me that their lives had been changed by Astral Weeks” – Robert Schwaid (producer).

Astral Weeks was like a religion to us.”  – Steven Van Zandt

Astral Weeks is still the most adventurous record made in the rock medium”.  – Elvis Costello

Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks was released to little fanfare 50 years ago, yet the album endures today as the artist’s finest achievement.  Morrison recorded his sublime, eight-song masterpiece with the help of  New York’s finest session players, some of whom will be on stage October 25th when the Basie Center presents Astral Weeks and Beyond .

Percussionist / vibraphonist  Warren Smith and guitarist John Tropea will join Rob Paparozzi, Pat Guadagno, Burlap to Cashmere and others to celebrate the music of Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece and other Van Morrison Albums at this highly-anticipated performance.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts