YOGA RELEASE (Rhythms & Improv)

by MORLEY

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about

This is an exploration of rhythm and spiritual warrior survival. I have been longing to record a live percussion, improvisation/chant CD for a while, and I am so happy to have had this opportunity to record with my dear brothers - who happen to be masterful percussionists. "Sever the Ties features the beautiful vocals of Haale & Gelan Lambert jr.

Joshua Geisler and I talked about creating some songs for Yoga that were prayerful but non denominational, we met one afternoon at his home, and some of these songs were born. We brought a few ideas to Ken Rich's Grand Street Recording studio in Brooklyn and went for it in a day.

*Hamid Drake and William Parker have been musical soul mates for over two decades. To share this space with them goes up there as one of my biggest honors to date.

I hope you enjoy the sentiment.

Peace, love and music,

Morley

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released 23 August 2012

1. SEA OF OM’S
2. YELLOW FLOWERS (Improv Featuring Joshua Geisler) For Baby Bear
3. IN THE CENTER
4. KEEP YOUR GAZE STEADY (Featuring Ehren Hanson) For Carl
5. SEVER THE TIES (Featuring Matt Kilmer)
6. FIRST BREATH OF CREATION
(Improv With Hamid Drake & William Parker) For Lankas & Sheila
7. OM PEMA JUNGNE (Featuring Hamid Drake)

Produced by Morley
Engineered by Ken Rich & Tomek Miernowski
Mixed & Mastered by Ken Rich
Recorded at Grand Street Recording
Design: Christopher Kornmann for spit and image
Cover Photo: Ebet Roberts

Music for tracks 2 & 3 : Joshua Geisler (covel music/ASCAP)
Lyrics: Morley (oneism music/ASCAP)
All lyrics by Morley (accept track 7)


SEA OF OM’S
Vocals: Morley, Keith Anthony Fluitt & Erik Lawrence Bass: Fred Cash
Bells: Morley

YELLOW FLOWERS (Improv Featuring Joshua Geisler) For Baby Bear
Music: Joshua Geisler
Bansuri Flute & Guitars: Joshua Geisler
Bass: Fred Cash
Tabla: Ehren Hanson
Frame Drum: Hamid Drake
Hand Claps: Malvina & Damani Baker, Fred Cash, Erik Lawrence & Morley

IN THE CENTER
Music: Joshua Geisler
Electric Guitars: Joshua Geisler
Tabla: Ehren Hanson
Frame Drum: Hamid Drake
Bass, Drums & Backing Vocals: Tomek Miernowski Juno: Nick Rolfe
Backing Vocals: Keith Anthony Fluitt & Morley

KEEP YOUR GAZE STEADY (Featuring Ehren Hanson) For Carl
Vocal: Morley
Tabla: Ehren Hanson
Hand Claps: Malvina & Damani Baker
SEVER THE TIES (Featuring Matt Kilmer) Shaker & Backing Vocals: Morley Percussion & Balafon: Matt Kilmer
Guitar: John Andrew
Farsi Vocals: Haale
Kreyòle Vocals: Gelan Lambert Jr.

FIRST BREATH OF CREATION
(Improv With Hamid Drake & William Parker) for Lankas & Sheila
Frame Drum: Hamid Drake
Dousongoni: William Parker
Alto Flute: Erik Lawrence
Prayer Bowl & Bells: Morley

OM PEMA JUNGNE (Featuring Hamid Drake) Frame & Vocals: Hamid Drake
Back Vocal & Bells: Morley

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Track Name: Keep Your Gaze Steady (Featuring Ehren Hanson)
keep your gaze steady my love, yours are the eyes that have seen god
god is love love
god is sound
god is music, always found
in my heart when i feel love of you and love for me
steady
Track Name: First Breath of Creation (Improv with Hamid Drake & William Parker)
Improvisation late one night.....