Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble with Sunny Morgan.
Label Website: Percussion Ensemble

I’m not quite sure how to describe, or even really listen to, this album.

It’s not a ferocious hurricane of percussive sound.

Nor do the two percussionists particularly engage with each other in call and response. Or even particularly pay attention to each other’s tempos.

It feels more like sitting on your porch in the North Woods listening to the various independent sounds of insect calls, bird noises, and animal sounds.

A cricket will call for a while, then an owl. Then maybe the raccoons knock over your trash cans. Maybe later a loon. Then more crickets. The beams creak and mice skitter in the walls.

It feels more natural than created.

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