Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis - The Abyssinian Mass (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 381.19 Mb + 306.09 Mb | 02:03:26 | Scans included
Gospel, Modern Big Band | Label: Blue Engine Records - BE0005
In 2008, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to write a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. The result was a sacred celebration: a sweeping composition for a big band and 70-piece gospel choir. In 2013, award-winning recording artist Damien Sneed and his choir, Chorale Le Chateau, joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on a 16-city, 19-show tour across the American south and into deep dialogue with the black tradition. Now, The Abyssinian Mass—Marsalis’s first original recorded composition in six years—documents this piece’s immense power to make audiences clap their hands and sing along to its joyous spirituality, its profound swing, and its bluesy swagger.