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Supremo mallet dasher cutting a fine stride. Threads maketh the vibe. Crisp, fresh and NOW!
Sonic Creed is about music that chronicles the story of a people and their time on earth. It is a reflection of African American life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Furthermore, it is a sonic manifestation and creed of family, community and legacy. Harris explains that, "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed, and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets". The album therefore serves as a representation, through Harris and Blackout's existence and experience, of Black American life in the present. "I want to document our time on the planet in the here and NOW! What is the sound of 'Black Lives Matter' for example? What is the sound of electing the first African American President of The United States? What is the sound of right now? This is what Blackout represents. It's art for our sake", states Harris.
Dat Dere; Chasin' Kendall; Let's Take a Trip to the Sky; The Cape Verdean Blues; Go; Song of Samson; Throw It Away; Now; Gone Too Soon.
Stefon Harris: vibraphone & marimba, James Francies: piano (1-8) & keyboards (1,3,7); Joshua Crumbly: bass (1-8); Terreon Gully: drums (1-8); Casey Benjamin: alto saxophone (1, 2, 4, 5), soprano saxophone (6, 7), vocoder (3, 8); Mike Moreno: guitar (1, 4, 5, 7, 8); Jean Baylor: vocals (3, 8); Regina Carter: violin (8); Joseph Doubleday: marimba (9); Daniel Frankhuizen: cello (8); Pedrito Martinez: percussion (1, 2, 4, 6); Felix Peikli: clarinet, bass clarinet (1, 2, 4-6, 8); Elena Pinderhughes: flute (4, 8).
October 15, 2018
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