The Ensemble Al-Salaam

The Sojourner (Limited Edition) (PLP-6950)

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The Sojourner (Limited Edition)

The Ensemble Al-Salaam

P-Vine

4995879069509

LPS 162598

PLP-6950

JAZZ

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LP 33,04 €

LIMITED 180 GRAM LP

JAPAN IMPORT + OBI

Sublime spiritual jazz from Strata East – one of the label's rarest recordings, and one of its hippest too! The set has an incredibly righteous feel – a blend of keyboards, saxes, guitar, percussion, and vocals that steps off with a very deep feel – one that's heavy on the best post-Coltrane modes of expression in jazz, and which really takes advantage of the freedoms of the Strata setting to open up the sound in really beautiful ways! Beatrice Parker handles the vocals, with a very warm and spiritual style that's not unlike some of the early, righteous recordings by Dee Dee Bridgewater – and other group members include Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf on saxes, Bevin Turnbull on keyboards, Mashujaa Aliye Salamu on guitar, Leroy Seals on bass, and Fred Kwaku Crawley on a host of hip percussion instruments. There's a slight undercurrent of funk on a few tunes, but most tracks are focused more in a soaring, spiritual groove.

PERSONNEL:

  • Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf - alto, tenor & soprno sax, flute
  • Mashujaa Aliye Salamu - electric guitar
  • Bevin Turnbull -piano, electric piano,vocals
  • Leroy Seals - bass
  • Andrei Strobert - drums
  • Fred Kwaku Crawley - percussion, vocals
  • Beatrice Parker - vocals

Recorded May 25, 1974 at Minot Studios, White Plains, New York.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Music Is Nothing But A Prayer
  • A2. Ecstacy
  • A3. The Sojourner
  • A4. Circles
  • A5. Traces Of Trane
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Vibration Love Call
  • B2. Malika
  • B3. Optimystical
  • B4. Peace