The opera covers Malcolm's existence from a streetwise urbanity, to conversion and the Nation of Islam, travel and enlightenment and the apocalyptic last days, all within a musical realm that is Jazz influenced, post-Modern at times and otherwise very expanded and musically advanced throughout.
The singers and orchestra turn in an idiomatic and stylistic gem and the opera is unforgettable and vital all at once.
Stream the recording on the BandCamp site. https://bmopsound.bandcamp.com/album/anthony-davis-x-the-life-and-times-of-malcolm-x Highly recommended.
This was nominated for a Grammy, happily, for it deserves such attention.