Let My People Go

Alembic Arts, AACD605




Don Mayberry is also heard with Ange Smith on an award winning CD in a marvelous program of African-American spirituals. Most of the selections are coded songs of the Underground Railroad and serve to remind us of the continuing quest for freedom around the world today.


As Herb Boyd, author of Down the Glory Road, notes, “there is a recurring theme of freedom which has an ever optimistic and hopeful outlook. Smith and Mayberry offer us yet another melodious way to understand the African Spiritual odyssey that in thei hands is at once orchestral and triumphant”


Reviews

. “No matter how one feels about the message, the soul of this music and the commitment of the musicians shines through clearly. In this day and age of cheap sentiments and mindless prattle this heart-felt disc is worth investigating.” Richard B. Kamins, Cadence

. “This is not in any way an imitation; it is a new perspective on a great tradition, a new gospel for our own time, done by two sophisticated musicians. This is stirring musicPiotar Michalowski, Michigan Jazz

“Together they are as powerful as the sun, gentle as the rain, and as immediate as a sound bite in this technological age” Michael Nastos, Ann Arbor News

“Ange Smith and Don Mayberry bring their prodigious talents to bear on these simple, yet resonant songs and the result is music of haunting beauty and almost mystic simplicity” J. Luchter, Detroit Jazz Monthly

. “I love it!” Jim Dulzo, Montreux Jazz Festival


SONGS


Nobody Knows the Trouble I See.

Go Down Moses

Didn't It Rain

There Is A Balm in Gilead

Deep River

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Steal Away

Wade in the Water

Rise Up Shepherd /Go Tell It on the Mountain

Somebody's Knocking At Your Door

Sweet Little Jesus

Calvary

Amazing Grace.

Set the Captives Free

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen/Battle Hymn of the Republic



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