Sitting around the piano

November 13, 1997|By J.D. Considine

Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson have been collaborators since 1964, and over the years have written or recorded a host of R&B classics, from "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothin' But the Real Thing" to "Found a Cure" and "Solid." But their latest collaboration -- an album of music and poetry recorded with Maya Angelou -- came about almost by accident as the three sat around the piano one Thanksgiving. Ashford, Simpson and Angelou will perform selections from the JTC album they made together, "Been Sound," as well as other songs.

The performance will take place at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Remaining tickets are $25 and $35. Call 410-783-8000 for tickets and information.

Pub Date: 11/13/97

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