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Cage Street Memorial - The Pilgrimage / Carleen Anderson

Carleen Anderson - Cage Street Memorial - The Pilgrimage

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Carleen Anderson's seventh LP, "Cage Street Memorial - The Pilgrimage" is the third piece of a trilogy that involves a book and a one woman show. Anderson's latest release is an amalgamation of soul, gospel, and classical rhythms emanating from lifelong experiences and influences. There's an element of her heritage can be heard in songs like "Wade In The Water". While "At The Cross" is steeped in the Southern baptist church. "Upwards From The Ground" has elements of folk and showcases Carleen's vocal range. "There are notable contributors from Orphy Robinson on vibes and bassist/co-producer Renell Shaw piercing groove on "All That Glitters" will warm your soul. Anderson wrote, arranged  and played piano on all tracks here. This is a deeply personal and poetic project that utilizes all of her talents and is certainly her most ambitious project yet.

Reg Dancy, 03/17