Anthony Branker & Word Play – Uppity (2013)

Anthony Branker & Word Play - Uppity (2013)
Artist: Anthony Branker & Word Play
Album: Uppity
Label: Origin Records
Year Of Release: 2013
Format: FLAC (tracks)
1. Let’s Conversate! (06:05)
2. Dance Like No One is Watching (06:37)
3. Three Gifts (From a Nigerian Mother to God) (08:23)
4. Across the Divide (06:50)
5. Uppity (07:09)
6. Ballad for Trayvon Martin (06:44)


Ralph Bowen – tenor saxophone
Andy Hunter – trombone & keyboards
Eli Asher – trumpet & flugelhorn
Jim Ridl – piano & fender rhodes
Kenny Davis – acoustic & electric bass
Donald Edwards – drums
Charmaine Lee – vocals (3)
Anthony Branker – composer & musical director

While addressing such themes as intolerance, hate and prejudice, composer Anthony Branker’s “Uppity” strives to remind us of the power and resiliency of the human spirit as we continue the struggle for a truly tolerant and color-blind society. With saxophonist Ralph Bowen, trombonist Andy Hunter, trumpeter Eli Asher, pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Donald Edwards, and vocalist Charmaine Lee, Branker has created a thoroughly musical work that will certainly be considered one of his more important projects to date.

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