While living in Cupertino California just after recording the grammy Nominated album blues from the Rainforest, with Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia, I was also doing a lot of new age world trance music, for my own label Musart Co. now Musart media, with an array of very interesting spiritual and artistic musicians , many of which are on this group of recordings. People Like God father of sread & phycodilic guitar, James Gurley from Janis Joplin and Big brother and the Holding Co. , perry robindon son of Earl robinson , a 7 time Down beat jazz poll winner on Clarinet , llia Reyzman x Violinist for the Moscow Syn and Played for Gorbachoff , also on synth . hammered dulcimer player Herry Ely herry goes back to daiting billy holiday and the roots of jazz…. Vince da Luiso on Ectar and percussion. a one string drone rhythm interment the mother of guitar…Vocalist Shakti Patty Bookvich my beloved wife, and percushinest andy doerschuk , Who I met at drums and drumming while I was doing the differn’t drummer colem for them he was my editer and has a deep insight to drumming.
One of the albums I was planning to record at the music Anix in Palo alto Calf was the Sangoma drums album with Master percussionist Big Black who was a real influence on me in my youth as a drummer. I met Big Black at Yoshies while jamming with Pharo sanders for Eddie Moore’s Memorial also percussionist on the Rainforest album as guest . Big black and I were doing a trance album reminiscent of the Sangoma an Afrocian Shaman Madison man and healer, keeping in line with the trance drumming I did with prem das and Shakti on Journey of the Drums a new age trance classic even playen on Hearts of space… while we were prepairing to do this album Master engineer Bob Dennis from the disc ltd who I met while recording at the disc with the soda jerks my group that George Clinton was producing and there and Bob was the engineer….we ended up recording projects for 20 years…
anyway bob called and said he wanted me to do the sound tracks for two tv shows one on tuva and the other on a physicly impaired man who pattled a boat across the Bering straits from Russia to Alaska. I said I was already doing a session with big black and all earlier mentioned, so why don’t we do it all in the same week with the same musicians and Bob Dennis as engineer and Tom Garr as studio helper.. We created a spirit art inviorment in the studio to get the right vibe insterments everywhere our own and some rented like a deep bass drum that was so low the def could feel the music without hearing and it was thus used in that way dancing to the vibration they could feel all set and we recorded Sangoma Drums and then and the next day we did Tivinian Trance while the band recorded while the movie was being showin to us and the same way the next day with Bering strait vishion and sound.
A cosmic and spiritual artistic session that was with food wine and incense flowing an co creating in Spirit with these great souls. Love in thanks for the chance to record with these great mistros of sound and trance vibrations in a Spirit World way.
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