Steve Dyer | Genesis of a Different World

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Genesis of a Different World

by Steve Dyer

Jazz: A wide-ranging contemporary soundscape rooted in the rhythms of Africa.
Genre: Jazz: African Jazz
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1. Genesis of a Different World
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2. Scattered Seeds
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3. Percussion Piano
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4. Bhaca Blue
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5. Homeless
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6. Stay in Your Lane
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7. Selim Sivad
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8. Galaletsang
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Genesis of a different world is Steve Dyer's first release in 4 years under his own name. Using instrumentation that includes 2 drummers, overlaying piano, bass and keyboard parts, altered piano sounds, african kalimba and storo (jaw's harp), as well as a trumpet, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone horn section, Steve has created a remarkable and multi-layered soundscape unique in it's sonic sensibilities. It is an artist's window to a different world that draws on the influences that shape him and us.
MOTIVATION:
Genesis of a different world aims to creatively define a new future. We need to devote energy and attention to building progressive alternatives to the existing order. The challenges of the past and present should be seen through the prism of how to overcome them in realising measureable and manageable changes.

Artist comment: As a musician from South Africa there is so much cultural heritage and influence available to draw on here. Yet many persist in unquestioningly chasing shadows from elsewhere, instead of managing those influences positively. I try to reflect everything around me creatively. The people spirit and warmth, the spacious landscape, sometimes fertile, sometimes arid, the artistic talent and innovation, and the humility and the life-philosophy concept of Ubuntu.

There is a battle for the soul of the globe.
Exclusionism and Isolation will not prevail.
Positive collectivism will.

MUSICIANS:
Steve Dyer - soprano, tenor saxophones, flute, guitar, keyboards, storo, kalimba, voice
Leagan Breda - drums
Lungile Kunene - drums
Amaeshi Ikechi - acoustic and electric bass
Romy Brauteseth - acoustic bass
Thandi Ntuli - piano, fender rhodes, voice
Bokani Dyer - piano, fender rhodes, keyboards
Sthembiso Bhengu - trumpet
Sisonke Xonti - baritone and tenor saxophones
Busi Dyer - voice on Galaletsang
Hope Masike - voice on Genesis of a different world

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