Voice Prints

  • Voice Prints
  • Voice Prints
  • Voice Prints
  • Voice Prints
Yusef Lateef: Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, C Flute, Alto Flute, Bamboo Flutes, Vocal And Piano (Piano On Track 3).

Roscoe Mitchell: Soprano, Sopranino And Alto Saxophones, C Flute, Bells, Percussion.

Adam Rudolph: Congas And Tumbas, Frame Drum, Kalimba, Berber Horn, Percussion And Piano (Piano On Track 2).

Douglas R. Ewart: Sopranino Saxophones, C Flute, Glass Didgeridoo, Voice, Bass Clarinet, Gongs, Bells, Percussion, Sirens And Ewart Hotchiku, Bass Transverse Flute And Other Bamboo Flutes.

Music co-composed by Yusef Lateef, Roscoe Mitchell, Adam Rudolph and Douglas R. Ewart.

Produced by Yusef Lateef, Douglas Ewart and Adam Rudolph

Recorded live at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN. December 2008 by Brent Alwin.
Mix and mastering by James Dellatacoma at Orange Music Sound Studio, New Jersey

"Voice Prints is a kind of tone poem, with curves of feeling that subtly change and expand as if it could be a large composition, Yet all of Voice Prints is improvised: "The only parts worked out were, we planned sections where Roscoe and I or Yusef and Adam would play together--here would be duos, here would be quartet." In the long Voice Prints track textures very slowly and subtly, but inevitably, move from the opening calm, spaced intensity, becoming deeper, higher, more complex. By the middle, it’s a three saxes-hand drums improvisation. In the last eight minutes textures gather then scatter as Lateef makes stark, spacy tones. "Sound Search" begins as a tenor-drums duet, becomes by contrast a fantastic, intense Mitchell sopranino sax statement, and concludes in an especially lovely section of three flutes over a quiet piano. The two concluding tracks, then, are so very soft, quiet: the spirits are united in peace."
- John Litweiler

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