Sweet the sound rain can make
Nice to lie here, softly sigh here
You and I here, waiting for the VERY EARLY sun to wake
Two musicians whose ideas meld gracefully, who share a common yearning for the suspended moment of sound and space.
Important Notice: The current pressing of this CD includes an advertisement for the ship I was touring on. It's a snappy midi version of 'If You Could See Me Now...out on a funship cruise' with a voice over by Johnny, my great friend from the calypso band. Do not buy this CD if you don't want to be getting subliminal messages to take a cruise to the Caribbean!
Alexis Cole is a creative upcoming vocalist on the New York scene. Vice President of the NYC Chapter of the Jazz Vocal Coalition, she's played many clubs, concerts and other venues in the city, and has toured in the US, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. She has recorded two full length CD's as a leader, participated in the Jazz India Vocal Institute in Bombay, and last summer, took 3rd prize in the Montreux Jazz Festival/ Shure Vocal Competition.
Pianist Harry Pickens has performed worldwide with many top names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Milt Jackson, and Freddie Hubbard, with Kenny Garrett's band OTB on the Blue Note label. His passion is helping others learn to live as'instruments of Divine Possibility', joyously sharing their unique gifts in service to Creation. Over the past 15 years, his innovative concerts, seminars, workshops, and performances have reached over 100,000 people of all ages throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Mr.Pickens is also executive director of The Livingry Project, an international initiative dedicated to co-creating a world that works for all humanity.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Gentle Rain
2. Very Early
3. Joy Spring
4. Angel Eyes
5. Blackberry Winter
6. The Thrill is Gone
7. Alice in Wonderland
8. Easy Living
9. Nature Boy