AUM Fidelity

Going To Church

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1. Blood And Body 31.32

2. Before The Sermon 8.39

3. Going To Church 13.56

All Compositions by the Ensemble,
published by Personasound (BMI)
+p 2002 AUM Fidelity

Roy Campbell: trumpets
Joe Maneri: clarinet, alto+tenor sax
Mat Maneri: viola
Matthew Shipp: piano
Barre Phillips: bass
Randy Peterson: drums

Produced by Mat Maneri

Recorded by Carl Seltzer at Seltzer Sound, NYC

Mastered by FLAM at Mindswerve Studios, NYC

Design by Ming@409 from photographs by Edvard Vlanders

Going To Church is a once-in-our-lifetime meeting of three distinct and potent worlds of improv. One sunny Saturday afternoon in the studio with no preset ideas, save free communication through tone. The open form and fluid dynamics that day manifest themselves into this profound program, ranging from a kind of pastoral beauty to an intensity of psychedelic proportions.

String prodigy Mat Maneri and his father, underground legend Joe Maneri - an innovator in the realm of elucidation through microtones. The legendary ex-pat bassist Barre Phillips (New Thing at Newport, Ornette Coleman, Naked Lunch soundtrack, ECM Records pivot) representing the finest that European improv has to offer. Legends in the making Matthew Shipp and Roy Campbell, bring to the party the African-American tradition; their gifts honed in the hardcore NYC of Now. Improvisation at the highest level knows no geographic or genealogical boundaries. Truth to tape, Going To Church is another divine offering from AUM Fidelity. - SJ


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