Includes the Grand Prize winning track from The John Lennon Songwriting Competition in The World Category- THE BRISS
"Play A Little Prayer" is the latest CD from Montreal based composer, keyboardist and singer Joshua Lebofsky. As the title implies it is a collection of ten songs based on the theme of prayers. But don't expect solemn oaths and Amen choruses. It is a rich blend of world music influences, African and Oriental percussion, jazz harmony, some great multilingual singing, deep grooves and some killer soloing from some of Montreal's finest musicians.
Sources include North and West Africa, Native American, Judeo-Christian, both sacred and secular influences.
Joshua Lebofsky- Keyboards, piano, vocals, rhythm guitar
Toni Albino- Drums
Alan Baculis- Bass
Manu Pele- Bass and voice
Jerry DeVilliers jr.- Guitars
Gary Schwartz- Guitar
Dessy DiLauro- Voice
Nancy Martinez- Voice
Richard Lalonde- Tenor Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Ron DiLauro- Trumpet
Mohammed Abdul Al Khabbyr- Trombone
Manu NJock- Percussion
ElHaj Diouff- Percussion
Yvon Plouffe- Percussion
Extensive touring is under way to support "Play A Little Prayer" with a multicultural ensemble of players from around the globe.
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Track 1 "Cecil's Psalm" appears on the latest compilation CD, Cafe Melies Vol. 4.