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Front cover of the album THE ETHIOPIAN PRINCESS MEETS THE TANTRIC PRIEST
Single CD
15,00 €

INDIGO TRIO with special guest MICHEL EDELIN

THE ETHIOPIAN PRINCESS MEETS THE TANTRIC PRIEST

Harrison Bankhead
Hamid Drake
Michel Edelin
Nicole Mitchell

“Like a marvel of physics, the reverberations generate something new: in this case, previously unimagined dimensions of pure song”


Nicole Mitchell: flute, alto flute, piccolo
Harrison Bankhead: double bass, piano
Hamid Drake: drums, frame drum

special guest
Michel Edelin: flute, alto flute


Top Secret (9:23)
Inside the Earth (5:07)
Dérives (5:07)
Wind Current (9:05 ) Play Call Back (6:46)
The Ethiopian Princess Meets the Tantric Priest (7:42)
Ambre Sunset (6:32)
Return of the Sun (6:13)

Recorded on January 29th and 30th 2011 by Didier Houbre at Downtown Studio, Strasbourg, France
Mixing and mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’Autre Studio, Vaires-sur Marne, France
Liner notes: Howard Mandel
Photographs: «ROGUEART»
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realisation: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

This recording was made possible thanks to the help of Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France, where Indigo Trio and Michel Edelin played the night before the recording. RogueArt warmly thanks Philippe Ochem, Brigitte Ochem, Alain Py, Joëlle Smadja and the all Pôle Sud Team.

Nicole Mitchell and Michel Edelin are two of the most creative flutists in music of any sort today, brilliant improvisers with highly developed sensitivities to sound. Yet their personal approaches to playing one of the oldest instruments in the world represent two far ends of an esthetic spectrum…
… So The Ethiopian Princess Meets the Tantric Priest demonstrates what happens when opposite poles touch. Like a marvel of physics, the reverberations generate something new: in this case, previously unimagined dimensions of pure song. The sonic spheres the Princess and the Priest conjure – with wonderful support from bassist/pianist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Hamid Drake – are akin to what's born by a spirit of the air in congress with a guardian of the earth…
Howard Mandel, excerpts from the liner notes

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