Move Ever Onward (LP)

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Format: LP
Label: Manufactured Recordings
Year: 2016

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Nature's Children
A2 Transfiguration
A3 Enthusiasm
A4 Spirits In The Night

B1 Transcendental March (Creation Song)
B2 Boundless Rhythm
B3 Celestial Strings
B4 Sweet Illumination "Chile Woman"

Originally released in 1975.

Drums, Flute, French Horn, Sitar, Nature Sounds – Brother Ah
Bass – Eugene Cooper
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Shawm – Pat Patrick
Congas, Drums – John Belcher
Congas, Drums, Tabla – Mbutu
African Drum, Guitar, Percussion – Omowale
Drums, Oboe – Steve Solder
Drums, Kiti Kup – Ras Karby
Electric Piano, Piano – Olu
Gong, Percussion, Shakuhachi, Space Beam – Kufu Ptah
Guitar – Ayida Tengemana
Kora, Percussion – Dara
Koto – Barbara Mc Cloud, Branice Inemugo Williams, Carolyn Davis, Elssi Atiba, Harold Lucious
Pan Flute – Lance Dozier
Soloist – Kamau, Kassin, Khadijah, Kwesi
Tambourine – Alfred Wade, Jr.

The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music.

Brother Ah recorded with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, the Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward.

In the early 1980's Brother Ah settled permanently in Washington, DC, where he taught music, hosted a weekly radio program on WPFW, formed the World Music Ensemble, and thankfully continued to record.

Move Ever Onward infuses Indian, Japanese and African folk music elements into more traditional jazz structures. Its eight tracks include four vocals, by the artists Dara, Aiisha, Kwesi Gilbert Northern and Ayida Tengemana. The instrumental tracks provide more colorful moments, such as the cacophonous percussion on “Boundless Rhythm” and the hypnotic kora and koto notes on “Enthusiasm” and “Celestial Strings”. 

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