Wendell Harrison

Reawakening W/ Leon Thomas (PRSD-2214)

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Reawakening W/ Leon Thomas

Wendell Harrison



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Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s.


  • Backing Vocals – Angie Peterson (A2, B3), Miche Braden (A2, B3
  • Bass – Kern Brantely (A1, B1), Kurt Krahnke (A2, B3), William Austin (A3, B2)
  • Bass Clarinet – James Lockett (A1)
  • Clarinet – Wendell Harrison (A1, B3)
  • Congas – Lawrence Williams (B2)
  • Drums – Daryl Pierce (A1, B1), George Davidson (A2, A3, B2), W.T. Williams (B3)
  • Flute – Wendell Harrison (A2, B1)
  • Guitar – David Miles (A2, B3)
  • Lead Vocals – Leon Thomas (A2, B3)
  • Marimba – Andrew Gibson (A2)
  • Percussion – Barbara Hubie (A3, B2), Billy Jones (B2), Larry Fratangelo (A1, A2)
  • Piano – Harold McKinney (A1, A3, B1, B2), Pamela Wise (A1, B1, B3)
  • Soprano Saxophone – Ralph Jones (B2)
  • Synthesizer – Pamela Wise (B1)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Wendell Harrison (A2, A3, B2)
  • Trombone – Phil Ranelin (B2)
  • Trombone [Bass] – Phil Ranelin (A3)
  • Tuba – Kareem Harris (B2)


  • SIDE A
  • A1 Winter
  • A2 Love Dream
  • A3 He's the One We All Knew
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Reawakening
  • B2 Tons & Tons of B.S.
  • B3 Where Am I