Jeff Majors

For Us All (Yoka Boka) (ICE 015)

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For Us All (Yoka Boka)

Jeff Majors

Invisible City

ICE 015

LPS 164698

ICE 015

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

A very unusual shift for spiritual jazz in the 80s – a set that combines the acoustic energy of the 70s with some newer electric touches – all in a way that takes off with some soulful elements in the mix! Jeff Majors handles a harp – ala Dorothy Ashby – but the music mixes in bass, drums, and percussion – plus work from Majors on a moog bass and "spirit box" – the last of which feels like a spare drum machine, and is used in nicely gentle ways. There's also a bit of violin, flute, and voices on the record – occasional lyrical touches that almost hit a Minnie Riperton mode, which is very nice. The whole thing makes for a nice blend of spiritual jazz and down to earth soul.

PERSONNEL:

  • Jeff Majors - harp, Mbira, Spirit Box
  • James King - bass except B5
  • Mike Bowie - bass on B5
  • Ysea Barnwell - violin
  • Naser Abadey - drums
  • Sais Kamalidin - flute
  • Mamadi Nyasuma - percussion

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Yasmeen
  • A2. Chant
  • A3. Let It Be
  • A4. (If I Can) Help Somebody
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Summertime
  • B2. Nomad
  • B3. Room 400
  • B4. Baby Daughter
  • B5. For Us All (Yoka Boka)