Randy Weston
Spirit The Power Of Music
SSC3015
2003-06-17
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Receiving The Spirit - 15:51
Introducing To Hag'Houge And Strings Bass - 6:40
Chalabati - 11:56
Who Lnow Them? - 9:34
El Wali Sidi Mimoun - 9:00
Lalla Mira - 12:15
Lalla Mira (Part Ii) - 5:22

 

Musicians:
Randy Weston - piano
Talib Kibwe - alto sax, flute
Benny Powell - trombone
Alex Blake - bass
Neil Clarke - percusssion
MíBarek ben Othman - percussion, vocal
Ahmed Ben Othman - percussion, dancer, vocal
Ahmed Saassaa - percussion, vocal
Abdellah el-Gourd - percussion, vocal
Abdenebi Oubella - percussion, dancer, vocal
Mostafa Oubella - percussion, dancer, vocal

Recorded live at Lafayette Presbyterian Church , Brooklyn.Starts with Randy Weston with a piano solo followed with accompaniment by the African Rhythms musicians. The Master Gnaoua Musicians from Tanger and Marrakech of Morocco performed separately and then together. Later, all the groups co-mingling and joined together, including Randy Weston & African Rhythms and the Gnaoua Masters of Morocco for an extraordinary, climactic extravaganza punctuated by the drumming of Gnaoua master, M'Barek Ben Othman, and Randy's thundering and roiling piano notes sending the audience into a spiritual frenzy that couldn't be contained or reserved.

SPIRIT! The power of music 1999, Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet and the master Gnawa musicians of Morocco was released. "What was so wonderful was that we had these three religions, Christianity, Islam and Yoruba, in music and the church was just packed with people. It was so spiritual, all this wonderful music together. So it was quite, quite the evening, one Iíll never forget.Ē

 

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