Original compositions and melodic expressions highlight this studio performance by the Jazz duo of flute/saxophonist Charles 'Rahmat' Woods and keyboardist/engineer Glen Arnett.
East Coast based, leader/composer Charles 'Rahmat' Woods says: "My previous CD was a musical tribute to Jazz great Roy Haynes ('Modern Music Therapy' RAHMAT SHABAZZ #ASR020), and many of our fans asked me when we were going to record some of the original compositions we perform during our varied sets. I decided to produce some of this work in the intimate orchestration of a contemporary Jazz duo. Arnett Studios of Washington, DC met my criteria, and we were able to construct a recording that is refreshing, relaxing, and a pleasure to listen to".
About the Music:
TAHIRA AND ALI (THE WEDDING SONG): was written for the wedding of a beautiful couple. A wedding is truly the bonding of two persons...two families...two worlds. This composition represents a loving dialogue, and a hope for a joyous life of love and respect.
ELEVEN FIFTY NINE : This song represents the peace which one may feel at the completion of a mission.
LITTLE GIRL: concerns for our children's future prompted me to write this tune.
TIME IS SPACE: ...a movement of silence.
TANTANKA YOTANKA and CHIEF CRAZY HORSE: written for two of the most courageous Native warriors we know of...their stories must be remembered.
ALICE COLTRANE: this was written in honor of this great pianist, harpist, composer, and musician.
NOH CHANGE: inspired by the great Japanese drama style..with a funky twist!
THE R.H. ELEMENT: a composer's tip of the hat to master drummer Roy Haynes. This track also features seventeen year old drummer, Terence Arnett.
...I hope you enjoy the samples and buy this CD...Peace!
CHARLES RAHMAT WOODS, a native of Buffalo, NY, has performed with Roy Haynes, Tarika Blue, Conjunto Peligro, Don Cherry, Helen Humes, Lil'Helena, Randy DeBarge, Odean Pope, Jazz E!, and many others in the Washington,DC, New York,Maryland,and Virginia areas.GLEN ARNETT has toured with Peaches and Herb. TERENCE ARNETT is a student at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. RAHMAT SHABAZZ presents independent artist for your listening pleasure and soul satisfaction.
LISTEN AND ENJOY MORE CD'S by CHARLES RAHMAT WOODS:
"MODERN MUSIC THERAPY" www.cdbaby.com/rahmat
"DC LOVE ORCHESTRA" www.cdbaby.com/rahmat3