Produced by Mark Lomax, II
Engineered by Mark Lomax, II
Edited & Mixed by Mark Lomax, II July 11, 2020
Mastered by Storm 9000 July 15, 2020
Liner Notes and Cover Design by Mark Lomax, II
Photography by Don T. Gray, Jason Wood, Charles Hairston and Ben Simons

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The Last Concert: Ankh & The Tree of Life

Mark Lomax, II

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The Last Concert: Ankh & The Tree of Life is a concert recording of what would become the ensembles last live concert before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to a screeching halt. The significance of this recording is not limited to its relation to the pandemic, it shows an almost 20 year old ensemble in the midst of its first sustained national tour, is a documentation of that artistic growth, and is the first live performance of Ankh & The Tree of Life, a composition created and released as part of Lomax’s monumental 400: An Afrikan Epic project. The Last Concert presents artists at the top of their form, performing in the context of a country in the midst of shutting down to save lives from a global pandemic, and an urgency of knowing this would be the last time they would perform together for the near future.

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By March of 2020, the Mark Lomax Quartet was nearing the end of a celebrated seven month national tour supporting the release of 400: An Afrikan Epic, the monumental 12-album cycle released in January 2019 to commemorate the 400 years since the first enslaved Afrikans were brought to North America and to catalyze a nationwide conversation about how we make the next 400 years more equitable and inclusive for all.

The Last Concert: Ankh & The Tree of Life is a live concert recording of what would become the ensembles last live concert before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to a screeching halt. The significance of this recording is not limited to its relation to the pandemic, it shows an almost 20 year old ensemble in the midst of its first sustained national tour, is a documentation of that artistic growth, and is the first live performance of Ankh & The Tree of Life, a composition created and released as part of Lomax’s monumental 400: An Afrikan Epic project. The Last Concert presents artists at the top of their form, performing in the context of a country in the midst of shutting down to save lives from a global pandemic, and an urgency of knowing this would be the last time they would perform together for the near future.