Blues People

Produced by Mark Lomax, II
Recorded at Relay Recording Studios (Columbus, Ohio) January 23, 2016
Engineered by Jon Fintel
Edited, Mixed & Mastered by Mark Lomax, II
Liner Notes by Ben Weiss
Design by Mark Lomax, II
Photography by Amirah J. Lomax
www.amirahlomax.com

Mark plays RBH Drums exclusively.
www.rbhdrumsusa.com
 
Drawing inspiration from the book 'Blues People' (LeRoi Jones), Lomax has created a piece reflective of the Duboisian concept of double consciousness, at once simplistic and complex. Lomax’s ‘Blues People’ is a seven movement composition that draws from the  familiar simplicity of Negro Spirituals (sacred Blues) and the complexity of free improvisation of the avant-garde jazz period to create a powerful musical narrative of the ongoing African American struggle for identity, power, and Human rights.

Movements:

I.    Africa
II.   Ma’afa (The Middle Passage)
III.  Prisoners Of War
IV.  Freedom|Reconstruction|KKK
V.   Civil Rights
VI.  Amerikkka
VII. Freedom Ain’t Free

Personnel:
Mark Lomax, II- dr
Edwin Bayard- ts
William Menefield- pno


Expected release date: June 3, 2016

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New 7 movement composition by Lomax performed by The Mark Lomax Trio featuring pianist William Menefield, and tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard.

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