The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks

The Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks

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Consuela Lee Moorhead, piano

Bill Lee, string bass

Grace Lee Mims, soprano

Clif Lee, fluegelhorn

Sonny Brown, percussionist

Billy Higgins, percussionist

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Strata East Records

Recorded at White Plains, New York, December 19, 20 and 21, 1973.

Engineered & mixed by Ron Carran

Produced by Lee-Fam Enterprises

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1974

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Two Songs For A Boy Named Mark: a) Little Bitty Baby, b) Soliloquy To A Man-Child
  2. Coltrane
  3. Chick Chick
  4. Well Done Weldon
  5. A Spirit Speaks

Side B:

  1. Attica
  2. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  3. Boll Weevil
  4. Don't Be A Stranger
  5. Too Little, Too Late

     

    Reviews :

    “One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary jazz outlet! Descendents Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, and his brothers and sisters (Cliff Lee, Grace Lee Mims, and Consuela Lee Moorhead) – working here in a group named after their slave ancestors, who are paid tribute in a beautifully flowing batch of tunes! Lee's round, warm bass tones are firmly at the head of the group on most numbers – recorded at a similar level to his excellent work with Clifford Jordan on Strata East during the same time – and other instrumentation includes piano from Consuela, flugelhorn from Cliff, and percussion from Sonny Brown and Billy Higgins – all used in a wonderfully evocative style that's even better than some of Lee's later soundtrack work. A few numbers feature vocals from Grace – singing wordlessly and with a really heavenly sort of quality – and together, the whole group have an undeniable sense of power and majesty, yet also one that's touched by a really personal sense of poetry too. Titles include a great version of Lee's "Coltrane", which was more famously recorded with Clifford Jordan.” Drago Museveni

     

    Ratings :

    Discogs : 4.41 / 5 ,

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