Ambiance

Into a New Journey (Gatefold) (194491621575)

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1982

Into a New Journey (Gatefold)

Ambiance

BBE

194491621575

LPS 163694

194491621575

JAZZ

2

LP 24,78 €

2X LP GATEFOLD sleeve

45 RPM REISSUE

A really beautiful record from the Ambiance ensemble – a group led by reedman Daoud Abubakar Balewa – a musician with the same underground prominence as Plunky Nakabinde and Idris Ackamoor during the same generation! Like both of those artists, Daoud has a way of moving effortlessly between spiritual jazz and more soul-based styles – heard here on one of his standout records from the early 80s, which blends his own work on a variety of saxes with nicely flowing accompaniment on piano, percussion, guitars, and a slight touch of Fender Rhodes – mostly instrumental, but with a few vocal moments from time to time! The vibe is late spiritual jazz – not as tightly tied to Coltrane-based modes, and nicely finding its own space in the universe – on titles that include "Eastwind", "Something Better", "Into A New Journey", and "The Arrival" – plus versions of "Black Narcissus", "500 Miles", and "Windows"

PERSONNEL:

  • Daoud Abubakar Balewa - tenor & alto sax, flute, percussion, vocals
  • Monife - vocals
  • Jim Lum - electric & acoustic guitar
  • Randy Landis - bass
  • Atiji Malomon - percussion, vocals
  • June Kuramoto - koto
  • Danny Yamamoto - drums
  • Rick Smith - african drums
  • "Kimo" Cornwell - acoustic keyboards
  • Danny Newmark - Fender Rhodes

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Arrival
  • A2. The Black Narcissus
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Something Better
  • B2. Into A New Journey (Onon Tuntun)
  • SIDE C
  • C1. The Eastwind
  • C2. 500 Miles High
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Windows