is billed as "The Black Lamb
" here – a nice nickname, given the earthy quality of the set! The group's got two percussionists at its core – Michael
Wimberly and Guillermo
E Brown – both players with different energies that help expand the roots of the record – while Tom Abbs
builds up its trunk with his organic lines on bass, plus a bit of tuba and didjeridoo too. Lamb
unfolds these evocative lines on saxes and flute – and even a bit of conch shell too, handled with a wonderfully exotic tone that's not gimmicky at all. Tracks are quite long, and build with a rich feel that makes the album one of the most soulful we've ever heard on the No Business label – and titles include "Initiation", "Song Of The Miracle Lives", "To Love In The Rain", and "Rhapsody In Black".