Percussion Discussion (158772)

It is rare in these parts for a jazz ensemble to have a concert date on the heels of the release of its latest recording. But such is the occasion for Eli Fountain and his Percussion Discussion. Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Park, the all-star group, which includes Fountain, Bobby Sanabria, Jay Hoggard, Warren Smith, Bryan Carrott, Reggie Nicholson and Lyndon Achee, will perform tunes from “Masterpiece,” the new CD by the “percussioneers.” Like the diversity of the musicians, the music represents a broad tapestry, a tableau of music from Africa to the Diaspora—and significant stops between. There’s a good chance that CDs will be available, and even if they are not, they will be soon. Meanwhile, those in attendance will get a live, sneak preview of a sweeping “symphonic safari.” (Maurice Robertson photo)