"Let Freedom Ring!" - Denys Baptiste

  • artist:Denys Baptiste
  • release year:2003
  • style(s):Jazz
  • country:Bahrain
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:The Dune Music Company Ltd
  • label:Dune Records

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's 'I
Have A Dream' oration, Mercury and MOBO Award winning
saxophonist, Denys Baptiste has created a new suite inspired by
the rousing spirit and instantly recognisable rhythms of the
momentous speech. Collaborating with Booker Prize winning
author, Ben Okri, Baptiste synchronises extracts of the epic
poem, Mental Fight with his exhilarating mix of contemporary
jazz, gospel, blues, and Afro-Cuban music, and features an
explosive 11-piece international line-up including Abram
Wilson, Omar Puente and Gary Crosby. A totally uplifting, and
inspirational album.

A profound yet totally accessible musical response to Dr Martin
Luther King’s timeless declaration. Echoes

Engrossing and intelligent music that also swings like hell. Dr
King would be proud. TimeOut

Incandescent. A big leap forward in Baptiste’s short but already
illustrious career. Guardian

Through the vision celebrated in Baptiste’s hugely enjoyable
music, the world could become a better place. Times

Denys Baptiste is where British jazz is now. It’s a wonderful
place. Jazzwise