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Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Love Is The Answer

Dwight Trible and The Life Force Trio Love Is The Answer
Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Love Is The Answer
(3xLP/2CD) Ninja Tune ZEN108/ZENCD108, 2005-07-11

CD Tracklisting:
01 Blast Off
02 Equipoise
03 Freedom Dance
04 The Rhythm
05 Waves Of Infinite Harmony
06 A Love Supreme
07 The 10th Jewel
08 Try Love
09 Love Is The Answer
10 Rise
11 Life Force
12 Is Music
13 I Was Born On Planet Rock
14 Antiquity
15 Musicians Union
16 Constellations
17 Cellestial Blues

Bonus CD Instrumental:
01 The 10th Jewel
02 Rise
03 Is Music
04 Music Is
05 Waves Of Infinite Harmony (vox)
06 Waves Of Infinite Harmony
07 Life Force
08 Otherworldly
09 Love Is The Answer

3xLP Tracklisting:
A1 Blast Off
A2 Equipoise
A3 Freedom Dance
A4 The Rhythm
B1 Waves Of Infinite Harmony
B2 A Love Supreme
B3 The 10th Jewel
B4 Try Love
C1 Love Is The Answer
C3 Rise
C4 Life Force
C5 Is Music
D1 I Was Born On Planet Rock
D2 Antiquity
D3 Musicians Union
D4 Constellations
D5 Cellestial Blues

Bonus Vinyl (Instrumental & Voices):
E1 The 10th Jewel
E2 Rise
E3 is Music
E4 Music is
E5 Waves Of Infinite Harmony (vox)
E6 waves Of Infinite Harmony (inst)
E7 Rise (vox)
F1 Born On PLanet Rock (inst)
F2 Otherworldly
F3 Love Is The Answer
F4 Life Force
F5 Born On Planet Rock (vox)

Press Release :
Dwight Trible is a legend on the quiet, a retrospective waiting to happen. Over a remarkable career, this Los Angeles native has worked with everyone from Bobby Hutcherson and Charles Lloyd to Harry Belafonte. He is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a Los Angeles institution with a history stretching back forty years and an active engagement in the city’s Black community since the Watts Uprising.

A couple of years ago Carlos Niño (best known over here as one half of Ammoncontact) invited Trible onto his radio show and from there a friendship and musical journey began. As Trible puts it, “you have to be careful what you say to Carlos, because he makes it happen!”. A chance comment about making some kind if hip hop record set Niño off on the journey which led to “Love Is The Answer”.

Enthused by the power of Trible’s vision, Carlos started speaking to the new luminaries of the LA scene about collaborating with this elder statesman and before he knew it he had an LP which combined sixties-inspired avant garde/spiritual jazz with the hottest beats the city had to offer. Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Madlib, Daedelus, members of Platinum Pied Pipers, Jay-Dee - wherever he went, Niño found only enthusiam and the project began to take shape…

From “Equipoise” on which Sa-Ra revisit 80s synth funk and give it their signature loping twist, through “Freedom Dance” (from Trible’s some-time drummer, multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story) with its Stetsasonic-meets-Fela vibe, on into the sheer oddness of Madlib’s “Waves of Infinite Harmony” the more straight-up boombap of “The 10th Jewel” (featuring the one and only Brother J of X-Clan fame and Sa-Ra’s second production contribution), to the mellow, looping guitars of the title track and finally through a last third that probably peaks with the incantatory “Musician’s Union” (by Ammoncontact) and the beautiful “Constellations” (which grew out of a piano loop contributed by Scott Herren to the Piano Overlord project), this is a record of pure sonic invention and all round goodness.

It is also, given Trible’s involvement, a record which is unfashionably lacking in cynicism, one which truly believes that “love is the answer” to the world’s ills. If the time, effort and beauty which result from these inter-generational collaborations are anything to go by, the great man might even be right...


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