19 April 2008
ADELE SEBASTIAN - DESERT FAIRY PRINCESS
Adele Sebastian for Nimbus West from 1978.
Adele Sebastian-Flute.Vocals ;Billy Higgins-Drums,Gembreh ;Roberto Miranda-Bass ;Bobby West-Piano ;Rickey Kelley-Marimba ;Daa'oud Woods-Percussion
Terrific album of spiritual jazz - another one for the flute freaks !
From the liner notes:
Adele Sebastian joined the Pan Afrikaan Peoples Orchestra in the early 70s as a teenager.She played in the band until her death in 1983 of kidney failure at the age of 27.She rarely missed a rehearsal or performance.Remarkable since for a considerable length of time before her demise she had to go into a dialysis machine once a month to stay alive.She was an inspiration to everyone involved with her.
Dusty Groove say this:
A beautiful set of 70s soul jazz flute tracks featuring work by flautist Adele Sebastian, with backing by a hip group that includes Billy Higgins, Ricky Kelly, and Roberto Miranda. The tracks have a nice mellow Strata East/Black Jazz kind of sound to them and the production is equally hip and mellow, with a soulful approach that's righteous and gentle at the same time.
Ripped from the 2000 reissue on cd @320-expect to pay $100+ for the original vinyl according to soulstrut.