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Oshogbo 03:46
Leaf Writing 05:43


Yèyí (yay-yee) A Wordless Psalm of Prototypical Vibrations


released March 23, 2018

Adam Rudolph: Membranophones and Idiophones: handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba), frame drum, thumb pianos, cup gongs, kongo slit drum, glockenspiel, percussion,. Chordophones and Aerophones: sintir, melodica, berber reed horn, overtone horn, and multiphonic singing

Ralph Jones: Aerophones: alto & c flutes, bass clarinet, tenor & soprano saxophones, ney, hichiriki, hulusi, umtshingo and bamboo flutes. Idiophones: bamboo sticks, shakers

Yèyí was performed in a continuous flow as a living dialogic narrative of sonic images and language forms punctuated by the coloration of silences. Track markers are for reference only.

Recorded live in concert April 16th, 2009 at Delta College Theater, Michigan

All music composed by Ralph Jones and Adam Rudolph
Published by Bumoch Music ASCAP and Migration Music BMI
"Oshogbo" composed by Adam Rudolph, Migration Music BMI
"Motherless Child" (Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child) Traditional/Spiritual

Recorded and mixed by Mike Johnston
Mastered by Jim Hemingway, Shutesbury, MA
Graphic design by Sylvain Leroux
Cover photo by Adam Rudolph

Produced by Adam Rudolph

Thanks to:
Jim Vandermey, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Mike Johnson, Lazaro Vega, Matt Zapp, Cheryl and Moacir Jones, Yusef and Tahira Lateef, Kenn Cox, Danny Dawson, Robert Farris Thomspon


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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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