Wisdom Path

Wisdom Path by George Heid III
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George Heid III

Label: Corona Music
Released: 2021
Duration: 00:41:41
Views: 196

Track Listing

The Journey; Poetic Prophets; Mystery Man; Pandemic; Wisdom Path; Candle Kites; Smoky Sanctuary; Ode to Shehan; Maeklong Railway; Reunion; Promise


Personnel

Steve Shehan
percussion
Warren Wolf
vibraphone
Victor Provost
drums, steel
Chantal Joseph
voice / vocals
Paul Thompson
bass, acoustic
Benny Benack III
flugelhorn
Patrick J. Breiner
clarinet, bass
Jim Heid
piano
P.SUS
producer

Album Description

Wisdom Path was inspired by my experiences traveling and living around the world and from a transcendent encounter meeting and collaborating with Steve Shehan, percussionist master and long- time musical hero. My goal was to record exceptional musicians from around the world and bring their sounds together to create one worldly sound while maintaining respect for each culture. Wisdom Path is a tribute to the intrepid human spirit, to our yearning to connect with one another, and to our intrinsic ability to overcome the obstructions that life lays in front of us. My musical intentions reflect a celebration of life, adventure, compassion, and a cry for unity from deep within the collective human conscience. This album was recorded almost entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic and is a testament to the improvisational skills of my good friends, many of whom recorded their parts remotely and isolated. I hope these compositions inspire even just one impressionable musician in the same way that Steve Shehan’s original albums, specifically Arrows, inspired me as a child. This album is dedicated to my father, George Heid Sr., and to future generations of listeners, critical thinkers, and adventurers.


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