Listening Party 12 featured vinyl recordings of trumpeter Lester Bowie, all handpicked by guest presenter Don Palmer. It was many folks' first time at Federal Hill's Protean Records, which has an amazing selection of records, books, games, and even a few custom macabre installations.
It was also many guests' first time hearing Lester Bowie and Don chose a playlist that reflected the wide array of approaches Bowie took in making music; sometimes avant-garde and poetic, and then sometimes unabashedly energetic and soulful (see his playing with Fela Kuti!).
You can find the evening's playlist and photos from the event below.