Joe Stobaugh, musician, enlivener, ritual artist and saxophonist.
Pilgrimage: we are all on one. Our journey through life has the opportunity to be a sacred pilgrimage towards the hearts of others and to God. This project came into being as a way of revisiting the early parts of my adult Pilgrimage. I wanted to make music with some of the amazing folks I've met on my Pilgrimage in places that have sacred meaning in my life. I wasn't able to get to all of them, or to play with all of the musicians I hoped to, maybe we will save that for volume two?
As with any Pilgrimage, one ought to pack lightly for the journey. Every piece on this album was recorded in a very minimalist fashion: all the of the pianists played on instruments that were not their own and were in a variety of conditions. They all were very gracious to record anyway!
A Pilgrimage ought to do some good for the world and so the majority of the proceeds from the sales of this album are going towards "Imagine No Malaria." May we complete the goal of eradicating this disease from the Earth in our lifetimes!
Some of the guests featured on this album include:
Mark Miller, piano
Paul Harper, guitar and vocals
Charles Winslow, piano
Chuck Bell, piano
Kay Sendrey, organ
Anastasia Markina, piano
Phil Stobaugh, tenor and baritone saxophones