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Real Talk

by Kitt Lyles

Spiritual, soulful melodies that spark improvisational adventures from the heart by a special collective of musicians.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gone By Now
7:04 album only
2. Snowfall On Carolina
9:01 album only
3. Real Talk
9:35 album only
4. Though the Steady Hand May Tremble
7:21 album only
5. Moving Forward, Looking Backward
7:14 album only
6. Blues for the Mountain
13:51 album only
7. Can't Keep Living This Way
4:26 album only
8. A Desperate Heart's Last Stand
7:01 album only
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Album Notes
Real Talk is an album about many things. Born of separation from home, love lost, and love cherished, it is about knowing that something greater exists, and refusing to stop following the little bit of proof you have of it. It is about remembering the times you believed. It is about believing even after losing the desire to. It is about the lovely warmth of nostalgia and the bitterness of the present moment. It is about determination, persistence, and resilience. It is about the wonder whispered by a quiet river, and the dullness in the long hours spent waiting for salvation to make its appearance. This album is about many things, but really it is about many fleeting truths. That slip away into the glimmer of light in the corner of your eye. Or a glimmer of understanding. Imperfections and impurities; beauty in tradition, and beauty in invention, and balancing these two, these three, these ten. Finding a way to capture the impossible, and then will that impossibility into existence. Roots and visions, Real Talk. All in the hope that at the dawn of our evening, we may define ourselves not by what we have been, but by what we can be.

Justin Copeland- trumpet
Roy McGrath- tenor sax
Hans Luchs- guitar
Joaquin Garcia- piano
Kitt Lyles- bass
Gustavo Cortiñas- drums
Rajiv Halim- alto sax tracks 1, 3



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