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ARTIST
TITLE
People of the Ninth
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FN 9011CD FN 9011CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/13/2006

Subtitled: New Orleans and the Hurricane 2005. "The title of this powerful new CD refers to the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where Professor Jordan and his family have lived for many years, that was destroyed by the breaking of the levees the morning after Hurricane Katrina had passed over. People of the Ninth was recorded late night on September 25, 2005, soon after the hurricane and its terrible aftermath: the rescue denied, the separation of families, the continuing lethal racism of the power structure. During this session, Professor Jordan, on tenor saxophone, eloquently expresses this experience, and his transcendence of it through the alchemy of sound. Kali. Z. and Michael T.A. empathically commune with Professor Jordan in creating this release of original music. Kali. Z. has felt strong connections with New Orleans and Louisiana ever since she worked for C.O.R.E. (Congress of Racial Equality) on voter registration and community organization in New Orleans, Opelousas, Lafayette and Monroe, Louisiana in 1966. On this recording, she plays piano, cello, soprano saxophone, nai (oblique reed flute), and aquasonic (bowed metal jug). Percussionist Michael T.A. Thompson contributes his dynamic 'soundrhythium' on drums and balafon."