My goal for this music was to create melodic arrangements that explore unique West African rhythms, with jazz melodies and harmonies that I like woven throughout the songs. The vibe I was going for with this band was for everyone to bring their piece, their contribution — and be "that element" that makes whole the formula work. As the composer and creator of the music and a tenor player, I’m the voice of the band. Brett stirs in his harmonic components of soul and gospel influence and his strong lyrical presence on piano. Anton holds it down, with a rock-solid bottom on bass. And, just when you think it’s time to cool off, Justin goes in on drums acts as the catalyst and creates the reaction that brings the fire!
released April 7, 2015
All selections, except as noted, were written, arranged and produced by Dahi Divine and published by Right Direction Publishing Worldwide (BMI). Ajna lyrics were written by Dahi Divine, Jordan M Brown & James Tillman.
Recorded and mixed by Rick Pequa at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY on April 13, 2013.
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Mastering Studios, New York, NY on June 12, 2014.
Cover art by Kenneth Green, Jr. from photographs by Chris Baliwas.
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