Spirit Lash EPHeavenly Sweetness, 12″ Vinyl EP 2006

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Anthony Joseph – Poetry, percussion, trumpet on ‘Ma Mara’
Andrew John – Bass
Colin Webster – Tenor Sax & Flute, Keys on ‘Killer Joe’
Paul ‘Zulu India’ Zimmerman – Djembe, Congas
Yinka Oyewole – Guitar on ‘Buddha’
Anjan Saha – Tablas
By now, you should know that any track called ‘Buddha’ gets us excited. But it still has to answer a higher calling. Thankfully, it does as it finds the band somewhere between James Blood Ulmer and James Chance on an Afro trip with Mark Murphy. Really, it’s that good! This is going to be in my box until it is as big a hit as ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’… It’s that time of year where we start think about awards and the like and Heavenly Sweetness and ‘Spirit Lash’ is bombing into the top ten, Be warned, there is nothing spasmodic about this band’s pure African spiritual jazz brilliance.
– Gerry Hectic, Fly.co.uk…. see ..Fly Global Music.. for the full review.
Very hip work from jazz poet Anthony Joseph — 2 tracks that are issued here on 12″ single, but which sound like righteous jazz numbers from many years past! Both numbers feature Joseph’s words mixed with hip instrumental backings from a combo that includes tenor, flute, guitar, and lots of percussion — often used in rootsy ways that give the tracks a very organic, almost improvised feel — like lost gems from the New York loft jazz years, or some of the later generations of the downtown scene!
– Dusty Groove