Honoring Mothers today on Mother's Day, by sharing an excerpt of this beautiful song by Nate Morgan called Mother, from the new Gathering album, Healing Suite. Dwight sings this song beautifully, and shows the loves mothers deserve.
Celebrating this great new Juneteenth 2021, when this important date has been named a national holiday, by sharing a clip from the film featuring Kamau Daáood. This song, Freedom's Sweet by Horace Tapscott, will be getting released on an album later this year. The album, Healing Suite, will feature this song and others from the same concert featured in the film.
Justice, by Abdu Salim, was performed by a stellar line-up at The Jazz Bakery years ago. We put together this video featuring images from recent Black Lives Matter protests to honor the movement and join the call for the real change we need. As we move forward together this February 2021, may we create a world were Black lives are not looked upon with fear, or judged to matter less, but valued for all that they have given us. A free download of the music is available here: Justice 2021
An excerpt of "Freedom's Sweet" by Horace Tapscott, recorded live at the Mayme Clayton Library in 2015. Posted here on Juneteenth 2020.
We are working on a special release of the full recording of the song, along with others from the concert for an album, set to be released in early to mid 2021. More info to come.
Q and A with Jesse Sharps and Tom Paige following the screening of the film at the Pan African Film Festival on February 13th, 2020.
Excerpt of The Gathering trio at the Maine International Film Festival in 2019 performing Herbert Baker's "Prance Dance." Herbert was a young pianist and composer in The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra that passed at the ago of 17. Several of his compositions were recorded on the album Flight 17.
The Gathering in November 2008 at The Jazz Bakery performing "Justice" by Abdu Salim and featuring Dwight Trible on voice, Thomas Stones on flute, Jesse Sharps, Micheal Session, and Kamasi Washington on saxophones, Phil Ranelin on Trombone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola, Nick Rosen and Roberto Miranda on bass, Brandon Coleman on piano, Karon Harrison on drums, Fundi Legohn on percussion, and JJ Kabasa on percussion and spoken word.
Excerpt from "Language of Saxophones" by Kamau Daáood, shot at the Leimert Park recording session in 2005 featuring Kamau Daáood doing Spoken Word with Joey Dosik, Kamasi Washington, Michael Session, and Jesse Sharps on Saxophones, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola, Peter Jacobson on cello, Nick Rosen and Roberto Miranda on bass, Taumbu on congas, and Ndugu Chancler on drums.