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Dwight Trible - Living Water

Dwight Trible Living Water
Dwight Trible - Living Water
(CD/DL) Ninja Tune ZENCD126, 2006-06-12 (Re-issue of USA-only release in 2004)

CD Tracklisting:
01. Wise One
02. John Coltrane
03. Ishmael
04. Footprints
04. Celestial Blues
06. Little Sunflowers
07. Africa
08. Wild Is The Wind
09. Peace

Press Release :
After last years release Love Is The Answer, Dwight Trible's collaboration with Ammoncontact's Carlos Nino and the young beatmakers of Los Angeles, Ninja Tune brings you the organic, acoustic take on the singer's cosmic jazz vision.

Originally released in 2004 in the USA, Living Water finds the singer-musician-storyteller at the peak of his powers, displaying a virtuosity gained from a lifetime of refining complex techniques with the same dedication as dear departed masters John Coltrane and Horace Tapscott, both major influences on Trible.

The bold humanitarian stance of those legends frames the repertoire of Living Water, that includes superb Trible originals like the heart-stopping a capella Peace as well as brilliant new takes on jazz staples such as Andy Bey's Celestial Blues and Wayne Shorter's Footprints. Pianist John Rangel, drummer Daniel Bejerano and bassist Trevor Ware are Trible's core band but the sound canvas is further enriched by guests like percussion maestros Munyungo Jackson and Derf Reklaw, flautist Joshua Spiegelman and poets Kamau Daaood and Blay Ambolley.

Above all it is Trible who stands tall on the record. The depth of emotion as well as the technical brilliance of his voice places him in an illustrious lineage of singers that includes Andy Bey and the late, great Leon Thomas. Trible has also drawn greatly from one of his [and Thomas'] trusty collaborators, Pharoah Sanders.

The iconic saxophonist, living embodiment of the Coltranian spirit that is dear to Trible's heart, has provided an instructive template for the singer for many years. Sanders' ability to centre and focus his tone with laser-like precision is reflected in the quality of Trible's delivery. The purity of his timbre is remarkable.

Living Water is the sound of an artist in his prime, a man at peace with himself seeking peace for his fellow man.


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