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May 14, 2010, 7:58 am
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1. The Black Mother
2. Psalm of Rubble
3. Thread’s First Stitches
4. The Language of the Flame
5. Unchanged Reverie
6. Stevelander
7. The Captain’s Eye
8. Blessed Matches
9. Ocotea

Georgia Anne Muldrow’s jazz persona is named is Jyoti – a Sanscrit word meaning “light”- and it is the name given to her from “the great and masterful ancestor” Alice Coltrane who was a family friend. Her first record composed as Jyoti is entitled “Ocotea“- the name of an aromatic wood that her mother had recently given her, and  burning this wood is what sparks the inspiration for creating the “free-jazz” sound of the album.

Entirely instrumental, the 9 track experience draws from an ocean of influences such as Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Swamini Truiyasangitanada’s Monastic Trio, Charlie Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Henry Threadgill, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder – to whom she dedicates a track “Stevelander”.

For more info and a full stream of the track the black mother click here and for snippets of the whole ocotea album click here.

Ocotea will be available for purchase on the 15th of June 2010!!