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Mellifluous Excursions Vol. 1: Where You Been

Chad Anderson

Label: Mahakala Music
Released: 2022
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Pillar For Urgency; Spirit Vectors; Revolution/Revelation + Ballad For The Sound Travellers; This And That Before This And That; Short Story Long (Sunrise); Long Story Short (Moonrise); Find The Time + Scattered Leaves


Zoh Amba
poet / spoken word

Additional Personnel / Information

CHAD ANDERSON: drums; WARREN SMITH: vibraphone; BARRY STEPHENSON: bass; ZOH AMBA: saxophone and flute; ANKHITEK : spoken word

Album Description

Drummer, Chad Anderson’s latest release, Mellifluous Excursions: Where You At Vol.1, transports the listener through a dynamic set of improvised compositions that weave together aural stories, soundscapes, and spoken word. The music presented on this release celebrates the high-energy, democratic spirit of improvised music, speaks to cultural and political awareness, and showcases a collective, multi-generational unity in sound. Chad Anderson is joined by world-renowned legendary percussionist, Warren Smith (NYC) on vibes, Barry Stephenson (NYC) on bass, Zoh Amba (NYC) on saxophone and flute, and Ankhitek (Washington D.C.) contributing spoken word. From soaring screams, to street swing, with corner-turning funky groove injections, the music on Mellifluous Excursions morphs and blends in the way multiple conversations might be simultaneously overheard at a family reunion. The tracks featuring the spoken word of Ankhitek fluctuate between knowledge points highlighting ancestral roots to cultural and political issues.Anderson’s work can be heard within the Mahakala Music catalog on Lacrimosa (MAHA-05) with Chad Fowler, and on Ivo Perelman’s recent release, Magic Dust (MAHA-024), as well as a self-released solo recording from 2020, entitled Wait and See, and his debut release, People Here from 2001. Anderson has also performed and/or recorded with the late Henry P. Warner, Andy McCloud, Cooper-Moore, Douglas Ewart, William Parker, Kidd Jordan, Christopher Parker, Kelley Hurt, Luke Stewart, and many others within the orbit of improvisational music. https://mahakalamusic.bandcamp.com/album/mellifluous-excursions-vol-1-where-you-been

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