This contemporary jazz recording, which might
be called an African/gospel world fusion recording, features Canadian Pianist
Glen Charles Halls from his 1994 performance of his composition "Happy
Way". The composition is a form of tribute to one of his early piano
idols, the South Afrian Pianist Dollar Brand, who also goes by the name Abdullah
Ibrahim. For much of the composition the left hand performs an almost 'uncountable'
pulstating rhythmic ostinato, while the right hand plays a strong gospel-inspired
lead line above. Improvsiation is 'free' above this rhythmic ostinato.
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Sheet music for this song is available from Sound of Light music.
Happy Way is also released on Glen Halls' CD "Cleo's Lullaby ", (1994)which is released on Deeksha Records
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