Pursuance: The Coltranes

Format: CD
Release Date: 3/27/2020
Label: Ropeadope
Availability: Backorder

On March 27, 2020, the dynamic young saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin delivers her masterwork, Pursuance: The Coltranes. A cohesive walk through the lineage of the jazz artform, Benjamin's third full-length release as a leader pays homage to two of the greatest musical innovators of the 20th century, John and Alice Coltrane. As Abiodun Oyewole iterates as part of Benjamin's rendition of Coltrane's classic "Acknowledgment" off of the groundbreaking album 'A Love Supreme', "John Coltrane was a vessel, taking us to the house of god, he spoke to god in the language god knew, in the language of sound." With this release, Benjamin opens herself up as such a vessel, speaking timeless truths through her horn over the medium of Coltrane's classic compositions alongside elders of this artform who bore witness to the conception of this material. Under the tutelage of jazz luminary and co-producer Reggie Workman whose supple bass lines underscored countless Alice and John Coltrane's recordings, Benjamin has assembled an astonishing cross-generational ensemble of over 40 jazz heavyweights that includes Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Meshell Ndgecello, Steve Wilson, Marc Cary, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Brandee Younger and Jazzmeia Horn - Three generations of musical titans gathered to celebrate and further the message of the great maestros of this improvisational artform, John and Alice Coltrane.

1. Liberia (feat. Gary Bartz)
Length: 05:51
2. Prema
Length: 06:02
3. Central Park West (feat. Jazzmeia Horn)
Length: 04:28
4. Walk with Me (feat. Regina Carter)
Length: 07:05
5. Going Home (feat. Marcus Strickland & Brandee Younger)
Length: 06:37
6. Syeeda's Song Flute (feat. Keyon Harrold & Ron Carter)
Length: 06:36
7. Spiral (feat. Marcus Gilmore & Steve Wilson)
8. Om Shanti (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello & Georgia Anne Muldrow)
Length: 05:28
9. Alabama
Length: 02:50
10. Acknowledgement (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Last Poets)
Length: 03:36
11. Pursuance (feat. Marc Cary)
Length: 03:17
12. Turiya and Ramakrishna
Length: 07:50
13. Affinity (feat. Reggie Workman & Greg Osby)
Length: 07:11
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 66:51
UPC: 748926812658