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ARTIST
TITLE
Akhenaten Suite
FORMAT
CD

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AUM 045CD AUM 045CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/24/2015

2015 repress. Edition of 500. "Roy Campbell is a jazz trumpeter and composer of the first order, one who encompasses the tradition even as he pushes the music forward. A founding member of the luminous collective Other Dimensions In Music, as well as Marc Ribot's recent Spiritual Unity project, his last album as a nominal leader, 2001's Ethnic Stew and Brew (w/ William Parker and Hamid Drake) topped countless year-end top 10 lists. The well-traveled trumpeter has long been a sonic frontiersman, embracing the universality of a sound continuum in which the Harlem-bound A Train and the majestic River Nile are moonlit reflections of each other. Here, Campbell turns his hand to an extended work inspired by Amenhotep IV, Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Akhenaten Suite, specially commissioned for and recorded live at the 2007 Vision Festival, is a splendid passage to a fabled dimension. It's realized by musicians -- including Billy Bang on violin -- who have an intimate affiliation with Campbell's vibrant brass stylings and wonderfully open, expansive compositions. In the writing/otherworld manifestation tradition of Ellington's Far-East Suite, Miles' and Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain and Sun Ra's Heliocentric Worlds."