‘Unforeseen Blessings’ by The Leaders

‘Unforeseen Blessings’ by The Leaders is their third album featuring an all-star jazz group – that is Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Cecil McBee, Kirk Lightsey and Don Moye – recorded on December 19–20, 1988 and released in 1989 By Black Saint.

Track Listing : 1.In A Minute (Kirk Lightsey) – 02:51 . 2.Hip Dripper (Arthur Blythe) – 03:35 . 3.Sun Precondition Five (Don Moye) – 00:38 . 4.The Search (Chico Freeman) – 02:48 . 5.Lightish (Kirk Lightsey) – 01:22 . 6.Sun Precondition Six (Don Moye) – 00:18 . 7.Peacemaker (Cecil Mcbee) – 06:34 . 8.Wait A Minute (Bowie, Chico Freeman, Cecil Mcbee) – 02:35 . 9.Agadir (Arthur Blythe) – 01:36 . 10.Heaven Dance (Kirk Lightsey) – 09:47 . 11.Now A Moment (Kirk Lightsey) – 0:49 . 12.Lucia (Cecil Mcbee) – 07:35 . 13.Blueberry Hill (Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock) – 04:42

Musicians : Chico Freeman – Saxophone . Arthur Blythe – Saxophone . Cecil Mcbee – Bass . Kirk Lightsey – Piano . Don Moye – Drums . The Leaders – Band

Production : Produced By Giovanni Bonandrini . Gennaro Carone – Mastering . Ollie Cotton – Assistant Engineer . James Macmillan – Mixing Assistant . Jon Rosenberg – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Giuliano Crivelli – Cover Art

Recorded December 19–20, 1988.

Released 1989 By Black Saint.

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Los Angeles Times
Lester Bowie-ized version of “Blueberry Hill” finds Arthur Blythe introducing the band members as if they were performing to a live audience. Mystifying. […]

allmusic
” Otherwise there is an unfinished quality to many of the selections, eight of which are under three minutes in length. Other than Lightsey’s contributions, this effort is surprisingly forgettable. […]

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