Bar LunÀtico is thrilled to present the return of Anant Pradhan — performing a special tribute celebrating the music & life of the late Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks. One of Jamaica’s greatest musicians — a true visionary who pushed the music to new & uncharted territories.
Saxophonist/composer Anant Pradhan honors his legacy alongside a living legend, Larry McDonald. A longtime friend & bandmate of Cedric’s, whose impressive career spans nearly 60 years working with artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Count Ossie, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, Ernest Ranglin, and Carlos Malcolm.
Anant recalls the sounds of 1960’s Jamaica, seeking to revive the traditions of its early innovators who famously adapted the works of composers like Henry Mancini and Mongo Santamaria. Their ability to spin popular music into something uniquely their own became one of the hallmarks of Jamaican music in the ‘60s and beyond. Larry McDonald, calls Anant “the steward of our music going forward.” Together they pay homage to Jamaica’s great musicians, and the film composers that influenced them - both old and new.
Anant Pradhan (saxophones), Larry McDonald (percussion/vocals), Billy Aukstik (trumpet), Michael Sarason (organ/piano), Brett Tubin (guitar), Steve Capecci (bass), Matt Burdi (drums)