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Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven by Jorge Sylvester
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Jorge Sylvester

Label: Four (friends Of Unseen Rain)
Released: 2013
Views: 615

Track Listing

Construction No. 2; Masouc; Paulina’s Prayer; The Light of Truth’s High Noon Is Not for Tender Leaves; Obeahman; Construction No. 1; To Be with You; Remember Haiti; Cycle of Life.


Personnel

Jorge Sylvester
saxophone, alto
Nora McCarthy
voice / vocals
Donald Nicks
bass, electric

Additional Personnel / Information

Jorge Sylvester: alto saxophone; Nora McCarthy: voice; Waldron Mahdi Ricks: trumpet; Pablo Vergara: piano; Donald Nicks: electric bass; Kenny Grohowski: drums.

Album Description

JORGE SYLVESTER ACE (AFRO CARIBBEAN EXPERIMENTAL) COLLECTIVE JORGE SYLVESTER - ALTO SAXOPHONE AND COMPOSITIONS NORA McCARTHY - VOICE and COMPOSITION * WALDRON MAHADI RICKS - TRUMPET PABLO VERGARA - PIANO DONALD NICKS - ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR KENNY GROHOWSKI - DRUMS ​ Copyright 2012 LizokaMusic - RedZen Music Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective is “an all-star jazz band that knows how to swing, to improvise with spontaneity and poise, and to respond to one another with telepathic immediacy and profound respect. Their new double CD release Spirit Driven, on foUR Record (2013,) is the result of a lifetime of spirit driven preparation by each musician – Jorge Sylvester: brilliant composer and arranger, virtuoso alto saxophonist; Nora McCarthy: daringly original, versatile, and fearlessly honest singer, composer, and poet; Waldron Mahdi Ricks: impeccably artful trumpet player, a jazz master in his own right; Pablo Vergara: astoundingly imaginative pianist, musically fluent on an encyclopedic, global scale; Donald Nicks: journeyman artisan of the bass, unfailingly, and always tastefully, providing the musical foundation; Kenny Grohowski: uncannily precise and inventive drummer and percussionist.” Dedicated to the people of Haiti, Spirit Driven is a highly rhythmic and spiritually motivated compositional journey through the various cultures that make up the Caribbean Islands encompassing their significance and contribution to the present day advanced musical concepts in jazz and avant- garde/free music. It uses the “word” in the form of poetry and lyrics to convey each song’s spiritual and historical message. “The music continuously flows and develops with a lithe bodily grace and expressive range, transfiguring its structural complexity and technical virtuosity into an intimate and honest gesture of oneness with each listener, only possible by virtue of consummate musicianship.” (All quoted material by: Ramsey Ameen, 2012) Produced By: Jorge Sylvester and Nora McCarthy Compositions & Arrangements: Jorge Sylvester except #4 CD 1 and #2 CD 2 All Poetry/Lyrics: Nora McCarthy Recorded: 2010 in Linz, Austria Mixing Engineer - Engineer: David Stoller The Samurai Hotel Recording Studio Brooklyn, NY 11238 Mastering Engineer: Steve Vavagiakis Bang Zoom Productions, Blauvelt, NY Original Compositions Publishing: Lizoka Music © 2012 – RedZen Music Publishing © 2012 All Rights Reserved CD Art Design By: Nora McCarthy all rights reserved


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