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Spirits

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"It is often found that modern education in the West tends to cultivate the faculty of criticism without regard to the development of human emotion. This tends to destroy man's capacity for reverence and his faculty for appreciation. Children in the West are taught to criticize rather than to admire and love and appreciate. In order to appreciate much training is required. A training in sympathy and feeling as well as a training of the reasoning faculty. The music of Africa and the East is usually ignored in the West. The main reason for this is that the Western mind is trained above all to be critical. The critically trained mind demands that it have before it those forms to which it is accustomed. When these are absent it cannot find a standard by which to criticize and to contemplate and it becomes lost in the nothingness it sees before it. But the mind that has been trained to feel can by means of the emotions go behind an unfamiliar form and touch its soul."

-Musharef Khan

credits

released May 28, 2016

Pharoah Sanders: Tenor Saxophone, Vocal, Wood Flutes, Hindehoo
Hamid Drake: Trap Drums, Vocal, Def, Tabla, Frame Drums
Adam Rudolph: Handrumset (Congas, Djembe), Udu Drum, Thumb Piano, Talking Drum, Bendir, Bamboo Flute, Overtone Singing, Gong, Percussion

Compositions by Pharoah Sanders, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake
Bugs Music, Migration Music, and Smiling Forehead Music, BMI

Recorded in concert 1998
Mastered at Track Records by Bryan Carlstrom
Design & Layout by Kam
Produced by Pharoah Sanders, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake
Cover photo by Laleh Bakhtiar used by permission from the book, Sufi: Expressions of the Mystic Quest

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Adam Rudolph New York, New York

Composer, improviser, and percussionist

Hailed as “a pioneer in World music” by the NY Times and “a master percussionist” by Musician magazine.

Current projects include Go: Organic Orchestra, Moving Pictures, and Hu Vibrational.

Performed and recorded extensively with Yusef Lateef from 1988-2013

Also with Don Cherry, Jon Hassell, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, and many others.
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