Notes and Editorial Reviews
1. Surely Goodness and Mercy
2. Sunny Murray-Cecil Taylor Dancing Lesson, The
3. Hymn For John Carter
4. Catechism (Part One)/Burning Faith/The Limits of Wildness/Birth of the Stream/Improvisation
5. Catechism (Part Two)/Testimonies of Injured Histories/The Voice Crying in the Wilderness
6. Names We Are Known By, The
The Dennis Gonzalez Dallas-London Sextet: Dennis Gonzalez, Rob Blakeslee (trumpet); Kim Corbet (trombone); Elton Dean (saxophone); Keith Tippett (piano); Marcio Matos (bass); Louis Moholo (drums).
Recorded in 1987.
Inspired by church hymns, world music from South Africa and Brazil, and rock of the '80s, the inventive Texan
composer here got together with members of the old Elton Dean Quintet for a London date that on Dennis Gonzàlez's privately made CD has been an underground classic for several years. This is the first general release. The band includes the internationally famous Brazilian bass player Marcio Mattos and on drums the the-exiled South African King of Rhythm, Louis Moholo. 'This is marvellous stuff: we should all snap up this CD and make this man a star.' - Richard Cook, Wire Magazine 'Inspired by the hymns he played in church, the spiritual power sings true. The open horn chords seem to float like angels above the rhythm section's earth.' - Kevin Whitehead, Cadence
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