The Goat Also Gallops

The Goat Also Gallops

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Artist: Natraj

Composers: Phil Scarff, Ornette Coleman, Natraj

Format: 1 CD


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Phil Scarff (soprano saxophone, axatse, gankogui)
Mat Maneri (five-string electric violin, axatse)
Michael Rivard (acoustic bass, gankogui, kidi)
Jerry Leake (tabla, naqqara, cymbals, gongs, temple block, voice)
Simone Haggiag (congas, bongos, tambourine snare, tom-toms, talking drum, cymbals, cowbells, wood blocks, gankogui)
Accompanied by Warne Russell tamboura (2, 4, 7)

The name Natraj is derived from the Sanskrit nata, meaning dance, and raja, meaning king. The ancient traditions of India depict the figure of Natraj beating out the cosmic rhythm of the universe, destroying ignorance and renewing life's energy.

We created the music on this album by drawing on diverse musical traditions from around the world. Our primary influences are North Indian classical music, West African traditional music, and jazz. We also incorporate elements of music of Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

—Phil Scarff

Track List

1. Ava De Se (West African Traditional trans., David Locke)
2. East of Benares — Mother Ganga (Phil Scarff)
3. Composition in Raga Rageshri (Phil Scarff)
4. Dha Ra Dha Tin Na (Phil Scarff)
5. Dobro Dosle (Traditional Bulgarian)
6. For You, Gahu (Phil Scarff)
7. Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman)
8. The Goat Also Gallops (Phil Scarff)

Total time: 58:28
Release date: November 8, 1994
UPC: 751758012424

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