The ORACLE is embarking on a universal journey of love and understanding of the God-self in her and discovers her self to be a vessel for insight to “unconditional love”. The songs on this CD are comprised of poems and prose found in Denise’s two books of positive, motivational and inspirational poetry. Her first book, ≈ FULL CIRCLE Balance In Life: A collection of poetry and prose chronicling self-love and self-awareness, released in 2005 and her new book, §The ORACLE Speaks... just because.
When asked why she is called The ORACLE, Denise responds, “I am a vessel, an Oracle forever after the order of Melchizedek. A wise woman with sage advice. The words I write are not my own, they are messages needed to be heard and understood. The words I share bring life to self-love. If music is the universal language of love, and ‘harmony is the speech of Havona’, then God’s words are the universal language for life.” Her work represents her true nature of “always remember to love your self.”
The ORACLE is joined by some of music's legendary greats on this her Sophomore project. Legendary Producer Keg Johnson, Skank-masters Marlo Henderson, and William Zimmerman, Executive Producer Hank Caldwell, the Mastering Guru Bernie Grundman, world renown musicians Harvey Mason on “Animae Overture”, James Gatson and the Memphis Horns with organ aficionado Ron Levy on “I Gotta Story To Tell”, and a specially edited version of Sly Stone’s “You’re The One”, with Sly Stone, Larry Graham, Greg Erico, Mary McCrary (Little Sister) and Producer Keg Johnson providing background.
New to the music scene and up and coming are her featured vocalists. Introducing Medina Noelle Johnson, Elizabeth Denise Gonzalez, Felicia Maria Cook and Richard La Bianco of Wildon Ash. They each made contributions both as background vocalists and featured ad libs on
CD Liner Notes
It is rumored that an ardent fan of the great Miles Davis once exclaimed, “Hey Miles, you're too far out”. Meaning the great trumpeter's style was too avant-garde for most music fans. To which Miles replied, “Should I wait for you?” As I listened to the ORACLE, the music of Denise L. Cook, the thought came to me, is she too far out, should she wait for us? The answer of course is she can not wait, nor should she. As they say in the church congregation, ‘go ‘head on’.
The music you are about to experience is a fusion of the Rhythm and the Blues, the Gospel and the Jazz, the here and the now, and it’s out there. I encourage a listen to all this product has to offer. I advise more especially to “Shift The Shit To The Side”, one of my favorites. So get yourself ready for whatever ready for you is and listen to the ORACLE as the ORACLE Speaks...just because, just because. Just because it cant wait, just because it’s in her and it’s got to come out. Jerry Butler, The Iceman