I am honored to write the liner notes for this eclectic and diversified album. After I listened to each piece, I soon realized that this entire album is a genius musical rainbow of distinct genres and styles that speak to the universality of music and the commonality of the human experience.
There is a subtle African bell that season one piece; giving me images of Ashanti people dancing to the rhythms of African drums. And in another selection Coltrane-like rich, vibrant impressions can be heard, putting me in the mood for a glass of red wine with my wife on a summer’s afternoon. A rhythm and blues selection scored with spoken word reminded me that these two genres are born from the same canon of African American music; and that both are storytellers with word magic.
Added to this listening entertainment is the sound of middle-eastern folk music combined with jazz motifs. This album took me on a journey across cultural boundaries and revealed how music is the most powerful and shared common denominator among human beings.
Finally, it has been said that musical instruments can be seen as extensions of the human voice. In the case of this great album, when diverse voices can speak their musical language through words and instrumentation, and yet harmonize their connectivity to each other, then it is worth the journey.
— Thomas Meloncon, playwright