Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week: Nov 29 – Dec 6

Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week is The People Could Fly by Camilla George on the Ubuntu Music label.

More than an invitation to escape, the name of the album “The People Could Fly” is a tribute to the collection of tales by the British author Virginia Hamilton, who describes with much poetry, the condition of black American slaves from the beginning of the 20th century. Back to basics, to the deep roots of Jazz history for Camilla George and her band, who sensitively mix musical genres and eras.

Camilla George’s saxophone is the path of this musical excursion. With a disconcerting maturity, the young musician is equally at ease on fusion or bebop sounds, on “Carrying the Running Away” for example. Her colorful playing and her singular timbre hit every time, beautifully highlighted by a work of original and refined composition.

Artist: Camilla George

Title: The People Could Fly

1.Tappin The Land Turtle

2.He Lion, Bruh Bear, Bruh Rabbit

3.How Nehemiah Got Free

4.Little Eight John

5.The People Could Fly

6.Carrying The Runnings Away

7.The Most Useful Slave

8.Here But I’m Gone

Musicians

Camilla George, alto saxophone

Daniel Casimir, bass and electric bass

Femi Koleoso, drums (track 5,8)

Winston Clifford, drums (all tracks except 5 & 8)

Shirley Tetteh, guitar (tracks 1,5,8)

Sarah Tandy, piano and electric piano

Quentin Collins, trumpet (track 8)

Cherise Adams Burnett, vocals (tracks 1,4)

Omar Lye-Fook (track 8)

Produced by Andrew McCormack

Martin Hummel: Executive Producer

Mastered by John Webber and Peter Beckmann

Mixed by Rob Mullarky

Recorded by Benedic Lamdin

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