Ray Angry – Celebration of Life Suite: Awakening feat. The Council of GOldfinger
This Friday, August 7th, the joint compilation between Blue Note and REVIVE Music entitled Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 will be released. The compilation is a current look into how jazz has evolved throughout the years while always looking forward to the future. With the album release later this week, feel free to check out the song “Celebration of Life Suite: Awakening” from Ray Angry featuring The Council of Goldfinger.
Pianist Ray Angry’s contribution to Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 is a striking commentary that dissects the human experience according to the topics of awareness, revolution and awakening. Summoning the bravery of the artists that stood at the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement, the “Celebration of Life Suite” takes the baton from Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone, Langston Hughes and others sickened by the prospect of waiting for permission to make noise. Angry joins Nadia Washington, Chris Potter, James Genus and Jeff “Tain” Watts to counter the presiding ugliness of injustice with a shape-shifting arrangement that channels Coltrane’s “Alabama” and bursts against a defiant refrain. Here is to life. Here is to love. Here is to revolution – in the streets and on wax – thick with the brutal honesty and bravery necessary to break down walls and heal the world.
photo credit: Deneka Peniston