Mbókň - David Virelles
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  1. Wind Rose
  2. The Scribe
  3. Biankoméko
  4. Antillais
  5. Aberińán y Aberisún
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  1. Wind Rose
  2. The Scribe
  3. Biankoméko
  4. Antillais
  5. Aberińán y Aberisún
  6. Seven, Through the Divination Horn
  7. Stories Waiting to Be Told
  8. Transmission
  9. The Highest One
  10. Čfé
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The musical precedent for David Virelles' Mbókň, the Cuban-born, New York-based pianist leader's debut for ECM, can be found on his stellar 2012 Pi Recordings date, Continuum. That set featured the wellspring of folkloric Afro-Cuban ritual music expressed through modern vanguard jazz. The subtitle of this offering is Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and Biankoméko Abakuá . The word "Mbókň" translates as "fundament," "sugar cane," and "the voice," not the human one, but sound itself. The Abakuá is a secret ...

Mbókň 2014, ECM

UPC: 602537829668

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