Album Of The Week: The Gondwana Orchestra (feat. Dwight Trible) “Colors”
To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UK-based Gondwana Records, the label is putting out a collection of limited-edition Spiritual Jazz releases.
As a part of this series, the label has just released an EP paying homage to legendary saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring the Gondwana Orchestra and special guest LA-based vocalist Dwight Trible (taking on the parts originally sung by Jazz/Blues great Leon Thomas).
The record features remakes of some of Pharaoh’s greatest works including the title track ‘Colors’, ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’, ‘Love is Everywhere’, and ‘You’ve Got To Have Freedom’. Also performing on the recording is Gondwana label founder and trumpeter Matthew Halsell, pianist Taz Modi, bassist Gavin Barras, drummer Jon Scott, harpist Rachel Gladwin. Overall, the record features some great new renditions of Pharaoh Sanders’ classics.
Packed in a distinctive bright orange Gondwana Records sleeve, this is the second in a collectors series of spiritual Jazz limited-edition EPs set for release in 2018 as part of Gondwana Records’ 10th anniversary.
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“Colors” released August 24, 2018 on Gondwana Records