Out now for UK Record Store Day
CEREMONIAL HEALING (RareNoise Records) by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi w/ Roswell Rudd
This recording brings together two core members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, its leader, saxophonist Marshall Allen as well as saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Danny Ray Thompson together with rising piano and keyboard stars Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Balazs Pandi.
Recorded at the Potterville International Sound studio in NY State over three days in 2016, ‘Ceremonial Healing’ features the late Trombonist Roswell Rudd in one of his very last recorded appearances.
These recordings, a psychedelic three day free improvisation are tribute to the boundless power and legacy of the Sun Ra Arkestra and of Roswell Rudd achieved through the lens of an intergenerational collective improvisation and skill transfer to a new generation of visionary music shapers, pianist and keyboard player Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn and percussionist Balazs Pandi.
This album will be released as TRIPLE Colored VINYL in a specially conceived E-flute Pack.
Marshall Allen – alto saxophone, EWI
Danny Ray Thompson – baritone saxophone, percussion
Roswell Rudd – trombone
Jamie Saft – Fender Rhodes, synthesisers, organs, Mellotron
Trevor Dunn – acoustic bass
Balazs Pandi – drums
Recorded and Mixed by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound
Mastered by Vin Cin at Electric Plant Studios
Produced by Jamie Saft and Balazs Pandi
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
All Photos by Jamie Saft
Design by Graham Schreiner
All compositions written by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi except “The Summoning,” “Honoring the Healing Spiritis,” and “Rapid Transformation” by Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi, and Roswell Rudd.
All compositions published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Special Thanks to Verna Gillis, The Starlite Motel, Noli Lymberopoulos