The Spanish Suite (Martina, Delores, & Marguirite)
Alto Saxophone – Charles James Williams
Baritone Saxophone – Donald Myrick
Bass – Louis Satterfield
Cornet [Coronet] – Phillip Cohran
Congas – Master Henry Gibson
Drums [Trap Drums] – Bob Crowder Jr.
Guitar – Pete Cosey
Musette [Chinese], Trumpet – Charles Handy
Tenor Saxophone – Eugene Easton
Trombone – Willie Woods
Tuba – Aaron Dodd
Written in 1965 and first performed in December of that year at an AACM performance at the St. John Grand Lodge located at 7439 S. Ingleside in Chicago.
This particular performance was at the Afro Arts Theatre at 3900 S. Drexel in February of 1968.
Never released until this CD edition.
"The Spanish Suite was written to magnify the contribution that Moorish Spain made on the European Renaissance. The relationship of music to cosmic rhythms and harmony was altered from the original state of Spanish music and eventually distorted down to the 12 tone equi-temperment system of tuning. The Artistic Heritage Ensemble was taught to play outside of the 12-tone system and to recognize natural tone relationships. The musicians had to be dedicated to music for life in order to reach the level they obtained.