Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Words and Music From Death Row

Received this email from Bandcamp this morning (the narrator is Adam O'Farrill):

“I'm very proud to share with you all a new piece written in collaboration with the beautiful soul and human being that is Keith Lamar. Mr. Lamar has been wrongfully incarcerated in the State of Ohio for almost three deuces, and has spent a majority of that time in solitary confinement, despite maintaining and proving his innocence in the ensuing years. He is scheduled to be executed on November 16th, 2023. 

Against all of these odds, Keith recorded these powerful words of anguish, resilience, and ultimately love- all while behind prison walls. I'm deeply humbled that he shared his story with me and allowed me to find a way to thread music into it, especially since he's an avid jazz listener. 

I hope you enjoy, and please donate to Keith's legal fund at 

Go to to find out more and purchase the music.


Patricia Brennan- vibraphone
Xavier Del Castillo- tenor saxophone
Albert Marques- piano
Adam O'Farrill- trumpet
Zack O'Farrill- drums
Walter Stinson- bass 

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