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Hommage to Spirit

by The Spirit Moves Us

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    Limited Edition USB Business Card Flash Drive
    Contains 4 live performances, a reissue of the entire album Preface to God featuring solo percussion by Spirit EDT4010 and the remastered debut album of The Spirit Moves Us EDT2005
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    edition of 20 

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Jim Ryan - alto, tenor saxophone, flute
Bob Marsh - cello, voice
Spirit - drums, percussion

Hommage to Spirit is a unique compilation of the creative music group The Spirit Moves Us celebrating both the spirit of free Improvised Music and one of its most dedicated practitioners; percussionist Spirit, as well as cellist Bob Marsh, and wind player (flute & saxophones) Jim Ryan who also plays kalimba on these recordings. The project consists of five live performances by The Spirit Moves Us at various venues around the San Francisco Bay Area as well as reissues of Edgetone’s release of Spirit’s Preface to God, Solo Fola (One Who Speaks Through The Drum) album recorded at Mills College in 2001 (EDT4010), and a remastered version of the self titled album The Spirit Moves Us album (EDT2005). The limited collector’s edition is available on a sixteen gigabyte USB wallet card containing WAV and MP3 files as well as a video of the group in action at Velma’s Sunday Blues and Jazz Club in San Francisco, CA. History of the group, Reflections on the Spirit of ‘The Music,’ Photos and Graphics, recordings of studio rehearsals, comments by fellow musicians, as well as reviews by music critics; will also be included in the files on the card.


released June 25, 2019


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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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