Andrew Cyrille \ Milford Graves ‎– Dialogue Of The Drums

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A1 Message To The Ancestors 10:14
A2 Blessing From The Rain Forest 6:16
A3 Nagarah 6:16
A4 Rejuvenation 5:19
B1 The Soul Is The Music 7:46
B2 The Substance Of The Vision 7:07
B3 Call And Response 6:13

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  • Drum [Osi Drum], Timpani [Tympani], Bongos, Vocals [Phonetics, Words, Mnemonics], Goblet Drum [Darabukkeh], Whistle, Gong [Gongs], Performer [Galloping, Foot Rhythms, Antiphonal Caller With Audience], Cymbal [Cymbals], Balafon, Agogô [Agogo Bells], Bells, Tambourine, Shekere, Talking Drum [African Talking Drum], ProducerMilford Graves
  • EngineerFred Seibert
  • Photography ByBob Alpert, Marten Derksen
  • Tom Tom, Gong [Gongs], Whistle [Whistles], Handclaps [Hand Clapping], Vocals [Words, Phonetics], Timpani [Tympani], Drum [Osi Drum], Cymbal [Cymbals], Castanets, Temple Block [Temple Blocks], Agogô [Agogo Bells], Chimes, Performer [Foot Rhythms, Drum Responses With Audience], ProducerAndrew Cyrille


This album is the result of working musical association between Milford Graves and Andrew dating back to April of 1969. Since that time they have coordinated and performed concert hall engagements, cultural center appearances, and performed a work for NBC Television. It should be noted that on most of these occasions the efforts and talents of the drummer Rasheid Ali were also incorporated.

Acknowledgement should also be made to pianist, composer, Cecil Taylor whose program for the musical arts in New York City during January 1974 at Columbia University's Wollman Auditorium, aided in the realization of this recording.

Additional acknowledgements to Nick Moy of Bonitza Melodies Production Company and Fred Seibert for his engineering assistance.

Cover photo donated by the Ishangi Razak Institute of African Sciences.

Rimyth Film Co. made a video tape of this concert and provided the audio equipment from which the master lacquer for this record was made.