I love the collaboration that is taking place for the spirit and consciousness for Gil Scott-Heron. I wrote about Bill Ortiz’s CD Winter in America on Friday 1/13/12 (see Related Articles). I have discovered more information from special collaborators I wish to share with you.
Gil Scott-Heron will be honored at the 2012 Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. You can learn more here at this micro-site established by his son, Rumal Rackley, his family and the Gil Scott-Heron estate.
I am energized to connect once with the spirit of urban poet Gil Scott-Heron through the online Web site and the vibrant pages of his new book, The Last Holiday: A Memoir.
I applaud the efforts of Tim Mohr in his editorial capacity for this volume. The book lives and breathes Gil Scott-Heron. Thank you Tim for the collaborative respect you evidence throughout the book.
The book cover displayed below is the edition published in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd. Canongate has a long history in earnest with Gil Scott-Heron. I encourage you to visit the Gil Scott-Heron Canongate TV Book Channel to view a video interview and gain more insight into the artist’s spirit.
Oscar Wilson’s dust jacket illustration art is richly compelling. Oscar’s vivid portfolio is published on Debut Art here.
- Bill Ortiz, Winter In America, A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (musicofourheart.me)
- Gil Scott-Heron: The Godfather of Rap – New York Times (nytimes.com)