Everything Is Everything (180g LP)

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Format: LP
Label: Speakers Corner
Year: 2019

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
A2 Je Vous Aime (I Love You)
A3 I Believe To My Soul
A4 Misty
A5 Sugar Lee
A6 Tryin' Times

B1 Thank You Master (For My Soul)
B2 The Ghetto
B3 To Be Young, Gifted And Black


Alto Saxophone – Clifford Davis, Donald Myrick
Baritone Saxophone – Willie Henderson
Bass Trumpet – Cyril Touff
Conductor, Arranged By – Donny Hathaway
French Horn – Ethel Merkerl, John Lounsberry, Paul A. Teryett
Producer – Donny Hathaway, Ric Powell
Tenor Saxophone – Johnny Board, Lenard S. Druss
Trombone – John Avant, Morris Ellis
Trumpet – Robert A. Lewis, Gary Slavo, John E. Howell, Oscar Brashear
Tuba – Aaron Dodd

Originally released in 1970.

The partnership between Donny Hathaway and Ric Powell originated in 1964, on the campus of Howard University in DC--a circle that also included Roberta Flack, Wayne Davis, and Leroy Hutson. Five years of trying social upheaval later, they began recording this LP. "Everything Is Everything" would presage a decade of DC-rooted Black artists infusing a new consciousness in their work with a bolder and more overt spirituality.

Hathaway’s soul sound breaks into new ground with harmonically fresh blues (“I Believe To My Soul”), soars passionately upwards (“Misty”) and ploughs through a percussive, dry and cheerful confusion in the number entitled “Sugar Lee”.

Softly cushioned, melodious togetherness (“Trying’ Times”) seems just as natural as prayer-like gospel song (“Thank You Master For My Soul”), which ventures into the realms of free jazz harmonies to the glory of God. To round off the album we once again hear Hathaway’s voice, smooth and soaring, right up into the top register, in the anthem "Young, Gifted and Black".

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