Music Is My Sanctuary is delighted to share this exquisite example of brand new spiritual jazz courtesy of LA-based super group, Cosmic Vibrations, fronted by acclaimed vocalist, Dwight Trible. “How Long” is taken from the excellent forthcoming album, ‘Pathways & Passages’, brought to the world by purveyors of the deepest new jazz, Spiritmuse Records.
Given the state of affairs the United States currently finds itself, the title and message of the song is particulars poignant. Cosmic Vibrations is a sublime amalgamation of divine vocals, intuitive improvisation, spiritual groove, and healing poetry, with a rich tapestry of African, Mesoamerican and indigenous North American percussion and instrumentation, taking you on a cosmic journey of spiritual improvisation and beyond.Pre-Order on Bandcamp
A show-stopping performer and artist, Dwight Trible has directed the legendary Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, and performed alongside with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Dilla, Bartz, Kamasi, Kahil El’Zabar, Madlib, Charles Lloyd, Matthew Halsall, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and Carlos Niño. There is arguably no one today who better carries on the tradition of legendary jazz vocalists such as Terry Callier, Leon Thomas and Andy Bey, whilst carrying that torch forward and exploring brand new territory.
Master percussionist, flautist and composer, Derf Reklaw is an original member of the Pharaohs, legendary soul jazz ensemble and precursor to Earth, Wind & Fire, and has performed and recorded with the likes of Terry Callier, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Minnie Riperton, Build An Ark and Ahmad Jamal. On assorted wind instruments is Pablo Calogero. Not only has he worked with everyone from Tito Puente to Phil Ranelin and Yusef Lateef, but he also contributed to the soundtrack for Basquiat’s seminal ‘Downtown 81’ film, alongside Liquid Liquid, The Lounge Lizards, and Basquiat’s own “Gray” outfit.
John B Williams, on acoustic bass, was a member of The Horace Silver Quintet, studied with Ron Carter and worked with the likes of Roy Ayers, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Hugh Masekela and Bobby Hutcherson. Master percussionist Christopher Garcia adds a vast array of avant-garde, indigenous and traditional instrumentation, drawing upon his long career performing, learning and teaching across 28 countries in 5 continents. Finally, improvisational drummer, percussionist, instrumental designer/builder & sound sculptor, Breeze Smith, often seen performing alongside flautist & composer Nicole Mitchell, pianist David Ornette Cherry (son of Don Cherry) and other key players in the experimental music scene, can be heard here playing drums, homemade percussion and original loops, and produced the album alongside Trible.