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Urgency will be required. We’re joined by both Riley Mulherkar and Dave Adewumi on trumpets here. This is an urgent march to the polls. It also means a fight for fair voting nationwide, including all our disenfranchised brothers and sisters.
The relentless drive of the beat represents that urgency, and is supported by great playing all around. This month’s track from ENGAGE supports Black Voters Matter Fund and their commitment to voter registration, enfranchisement, and get out the vote training and practice.
“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
–Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Where Do We Go From Here”, 1967
Check out Black Voters Matter Fund here: www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/the-project
from ENGAGE | Public Preview
released January 7, 2019
Dave Adewumi, trumpet
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Jeff Parker, guitar
Tomeka Reid, cello
Anna Webber, tenor saxophone
Nick Dunston, bass
Kate Gentile, drums
Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at Recorded on December 3, 2018 at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Assistant Engineer: Nolan Thies
Photography by Anna Yatskevich
Graphics by Lukas Frei