Randy Weston’s ‘The Spirits Of Our Ancestors’

Randy Weston’s ‘The Spirits Of Our Ancestors’ is an album recorded on May 20, 21 & 22, 1991 with an all-star cast of musicians and released the same year by Verve.

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Track Listing : 1.African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant (Randy Weston) – 03:21 . 2.The Healers (Randy Weston) – 10:48 . 3.African Cookbook (Randy Weston) – 17:16 . 4.La Elaha-Ella Allah/Morad Allah (Traditional) – 06:43 . 5.The Call (Randy Weston) – 06:12 . 6.African Village Bedford-Stuyvesant 2 (Randy Weston) – 08:30 . 7.The Seventh Queen (Randy Weston) – 16:28 . 8.Blue Moses (Randy Weston) – 12:01 . 9.African Sunrise (Randy Weston) – 19:54 . 10.A Prayer For Us All (Randy Weston) – 05:16

Musicians : Randy Weston – Piano Except (4) . Idrees Sulieman – Trumpet On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9) . Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet On (9) . Benny Powell – Trombone On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9) . Talib Kibwe – Flute, Alt Sax On (2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9) . Billy Harper – Tenor Sax On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9) . Dewey Redman – Tenor Sax On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9) . Pharoah Sanders – Tenor Sax, Gaita On (3 – 8) . Alex Blake – Bass On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Jamil Nasser – Bass On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Idris Muhammad – Drums On (2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Azzedin Weston – Percussion On (2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Big Black – Percussion On (3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Yassir Chadly – Percussion, Karkaba, Vocal On (4 – 8)

Production : Produced By Randy Weston, Jean-Philippe Allard, Brian Bacchus . Randy Weston, Yassir Chadly, Melba Liston . Jay Newland – Engineer . Joe Lopes – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Randy Weston, Yassir Chadly, Melba Liston

Package : Randy Weston – Liner Notes . Rhashidah E. Mcneill – Liner Notes . Cheung Ching Ming – Photography

Recorded 1991.

Released 1991 By Verve.

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Zappaholic
Randy Weston takes you on a journey through African and Arabic music, with a medium sized ensemble. The music is very rhythmic. There are three percussionistsand yet the bass playing feels exposed and focused on. […]

SOMETHING ELSE!
There is an intellect hereand passion, on par with Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. “The Spirits of Our Ancestors,” definitive in its originality, completes a stirring musical journey Weston began in the 1960s — and, in the end, cements a spot in the legacy for this underappreciated pianist. […]

allmusic
their first joint project since 1973’s Tanjah. Liston’s charts for the pianist’s ten originals perfectly fit Weston’s adventurous style and the twelve-piece group (which includes three percussionists) is filled with highly individual voices including the tenors of Billy Harper and Dewey Redman. […]

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