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Trible, Dwight / Living Water
Album:Living Water Collection:Jazz
Artist:Trible, Dwight Added:04/2007
Label:Ninja Tune 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-06 Pull Date:2007-07-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:1 Jul10 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May
Airplays:12112

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3.Thu, 31 Jan 13:Fo
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2007-04-30 
DWIGHT TRIBLE: Living Water
Passin' the Vibe, 2004 / Ninja Tune, 2006

Spiritual, afrocentric vocal jazz in the tradition of Leon Thomas: deep, passionate and uplifting, with many nods to Coltrane, civil rights leaders, etc. A solid group of L.A. musicians anchors Trible’s soaring, wrenching baritone with a thick foundation of 60s-style consciousness jazz, soulful r&b and African percussion. Tracks 1, 2, 4 all put original lyrics to others’ tunes (as does 7, which uses Abbey Lincoln’s lyrics to Coltrane’s “Africa”). Powerful, meditative, stirring, just amazing.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9

1. 4:33 – slow & magisterial: huge vocal over Coltrane melody, spoken ending
2. 9:16 – deeply spiritual tribute to “prophet” John Coltrane: a thick, heady flow
3. 6:50 – exotic melody, deep bassline, gorgeous wordless vocals swoop & fly
4. 6:38 – classic standard, w/poetic lyrics + scat, rolling rhythms, synth tones
5. 7:57 – smooth r&b slow-jam with mystic lyrics, nice piano solo
6. 8:01 – gauzy “jazz-meets-quiet-storm” feel, flute & vibes float in background
7. 6:40 – Coltrane tune: deep roots groove with r&b flavor, cool poetry break
8. 5:42 – soft jazz ballad w/electric & acoustic pianos
9. 2:36 – echoing solo vocal, like a gospelly Gregorian chant, with tolling bell

[ Fo ] 30-Apr-07

Track Listing
1.Wise One 5.Celestial Blues
2.John Coltrane 6.Little Sunflower
3.Ishmael 7.Africa
4.Footprints 8.Wild Is The Wind
 9.Peace