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1. Wonder 5:32
2. War 7:04
3. Games 4:49
4. Love 7:03
5. Acceptance 7:55
6. Transformation 9:21

All compositions by Whit Dickey
published by Nommo Music (ASCAP)
C+P 2001 AUM Fidelity

Whit Dickey: drums
Matthew Shipp: piano
Rob Brown: alto sax, flute
Mat Maneri: viola

Produced by Whit Dickey

Recorded on September 15, 2000 at Hillside Sound in Englewood, NJ by Dave Kowalski

Life Cycle was the fruition of drummer Whit Dickey's then new deeply cohesive group concept, and it was/is something altogether NEW again. If you had been paying attention to what was happening in improvised music for the last half decade of the 20th century, you would have heard phenomenal music from all of these players. It is guaranteed that you haven't heard anything quite like this before.

Transonic , by the Whit Dickey Trio, was released on AUM Fidelity in 1998. With Life Cycle, "The Prophet" returned to AUM with a tremendous new ensemble and an exquisite sound cycle. His abiding interest in the ancient essence of life which breathes freely in wide-open spaces – uncluttered by static – is here reflected.

Life Cycle features the stunning talents of long-time associates in this particular collective configuration for the first (and, to date, last time). Given the players involved, that alone is reason enough for you to listen, and listen deeply.-SJ

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