Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s ‘The Abyssinian Mass’

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s ‘The Abyssinian Mass’ is a live album featuring Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed and his choir, Chorale Le Chateau and released on March 18, 2016 by Blue Engine Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Devotional (Wynton Marsalis) – 08:33 . 2.Call To Worship (Wynton Marsalis) – 05:10 . 3.The Lord’S Prayer (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:12 . 4.Processional: “We Are On Our Way” (Wynton Marsalis) – 07:24 . 5.Invocation And Chant (Wynton Marsalis) – 06:28 . 6.Responsive Reading, Matthew 5: 3-12: The Beatitudes (Wynton Marsalis) – 07:57 . 7.Gloria Patri (Wynton Marsalis) – 05:05 . 8.Prayer: “Pastoral Prayer” (Wynton Marsalis) – 013:04 . 9.Choral Response: “Through Him I’Ve Come To See” (Wynton Marsalis) – 02:20 . 10.Anthem: “Glory To God In The Highest” (Wynton Marsalis) – 07:00 . 11.Scripture: Isaiah 56: 7 (Wynton Marsalis) – 02:36 . 12.Meditation: “Lord Have Mercy” (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:58 . 13.Sermon: “The Unifying Power Of Prayer”, Pt. I: “This House Is God’S House” (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:16 . 14.Sermon: “The Unifying Power Of Prayer”, Pt. Ii: “The Power Of Prayer” (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:56 . 15.Sermon: “The Unifying Power Of Prayer”, Pt. Iii “Everyone Has A Place” (Wynton Marsalis) – 03:15 . 16.Invitation: “Come And Join The Army” (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:33 . 17.Offertory: The Father (Wynton Marsalis) – 02:38 . 18.Offertory: The Son (Wynton Marsalis) – 03:21 . 19.Offertory: (You Gotta Watch) The Holy Ghost (Wynton Marsalis) – 04:44 . 20.Doxology (Wynton Marsalis) – 03:20 . 21.Recessional: “The Glory Train” (Wynton Marsalis) – 07:33 . 22.Benediction (Wynton Marsalis) – 01:26 . 23.Amen (Wynton Marsalis) – 08:19

Musicians : Wynton Marsalis – Trombone, Trumpet . Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra – Orchestra . Chorale Le Chateau – Choir . Damien Sneed – Organ (Hammond) . Kenny Rampton – Piano, Sax (Alto), Trumpet . Dan Nimmer – Piano, Saxophone, Trombone . Carlos Henríquez – Bass, Cowbell . Marcus Printup – Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Trumpet . Ryan Kisor – Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet . Victor Goines – Clarinet, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) . Elliot Mason – Clarinet, Trombone . Sherman Irby – Sax (Alto) . Paul Nedzela – Sax (Baritone) . Walter Blanding – Sax (Tenor) . Ali Jackson – Drums, Recitation, Tambourine, Washboard . Ted Nash – Flute, Piccolo . Vincent Gardner – Hollers, Recitation, Trombone, Tuba . Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts Iii – Recitation . Nicole Phifer – Recitation, Soloist . Chris Crenshaw – Recitation, Spoons, Trombone . Christine Fanuel – Soloist . Clayton Brown – Soloist . Derrick Baskin – Soloist . Djore Nance – Soloist . Elaine Strukey – Soloist . Jamal Moore – Soloist . Jonathan Kirkland – Soloist . Jorell Williams – Soloist . Josh Adam Dawson – Soloist . Kaleb Alexander Hopkins – Soloist . Kali Wilder – Soloist . Lauren Dawson – Soloist . Marquita Raley – Soloist . Martin Bakari – Soloist . Marwin Lowe – Soloist . Matia Washington – Soloist . Patrice Eaton – Soloist . Quinn Brown – Soloist . Rafael Clarke – Soloist . Rasul A-Salaam – Soloist . Stephanie Estep – Soloist

Production : Produced By Eugenia Han, Gabrielle Armand, Sophia Betz Alex Hendrickson – Assistant Engineer . David Robinson – Live Mixing . James P. Nichols – Live Recording . Rob Maconber – Live Recording . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Todd Whitelock – Mixing Engineer

Package : Frank Harkins – Art Direction . Leon Wieseltier – Liner Notes . Frank Stewart – Photography

Recorded On October 24-25-26, 2013.

Released On March 18, 2016 By Blue Engine Records.

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allmusic
Regardless of your religious inclinations, The Abyssinian Mass is an ambitious, uplifting production that fits nicely alongside Marsalis’ similarly inclined albums In This House, On This Morning and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields. […]

NPR
Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For ‘Abyssinian Mass’Marsalis used the joyful stylings of the African-American gospel tradition to deliver a musical message of universal humanity. He says he tried to put it all in there: God and Allah, exultation and the blues, Saturday night and Sunday morning. […]

The Guardian
Conducted by the charismatic Damien Sneed, the choir’s skill and unselfconscious joy communicated directly to a packed hall, with a sound infectious enough to make the most agnostic listeners temporarily wish they were believers. […]

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