Gramavision Records
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Album Review

The third of five chapters in John Carter's important work depicting the history of Black Americans has some of the most emotional music, as it covers the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in slave ships. Clarinetist Carter features many top musicians on this set: Marty Ehrlich on bass clarinet and flute, cornetist Bobby Bradford, trombonist Benny Powell, Don Preston on synthesizer, bassist Fred Hopkins, drummer Andrew Cyrille, a few percussionists and violinist Terry Jenoure, who sings on "The Captain's Dilemma." Intense and often scary music, quite successful in telling the tragic story.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Dance of the Love Ghosts
  2. The Silent Drum
  3. Journey
  4. The Captain's Dilemma
  5. Moon Waltz