TUM RECORDS CONCLUDES ITS CELEBRATION OF WADADA LEO SMITH´S 80th ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO MORE EXCEPTIONAL BOXED SETS
Sans Souci 7:39 / Lonely Woman 12:52 / Tara´s Song 9:16 / Nothing but Love 6:37 / Tapestry 8:11 / Blue Monk 7:12 / Fate in a Pleasant Mood 4:40 / The Cave 14:16 / Iko Iko 3:21 // Total playing time 74:04
Ahmed Abdullah trumpet and vocals
Alex Harding baritone saxophone
Billy Bang violin
Alex Blake bass
Andrei Strobert drums
This is the first recording of Ahmed Abdullah´s Ebonic Tones, featuring trumpeter Abdullah, baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and violinist Billy Bang in an unusual, yet highly effective front line and bassist Alex Blake and drummer Andrei Strobert as the solid rhythm section.
Tara´s Song is a musical journey through a wide array of styles helping us experience and appreciate what Abdullah himself calls "Jazz: The Music of the Spirit". In addition to Abdullah´s own compositions, the ensemble interprets contemporary classics by Ornette Coleman, Frank Lowe, Thelonious Monk and Sun Ra and even the New Orleans mainstay "Iko Iko". The final outcome invokes the spirit of these great masters in a joyous celebration of life and music.
Ahmed Abdullah's Ebonic Tones
TUM CD 009