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Phree-dem Download 5: Melvin Gibbs' Liberation Theology - "No He Didn't" featuring John Medeski

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For the fifth week of bassist/producer Melvin Gibbs' free download series he presents a track from his Liberation Theology project recorded live in concert. This composition begins with traditional Lukumi (Afro-Cuban Yoruba) bata drumming and a chant for the Orisha (African Saint) Shango which then leads into a fiery groove featuring the soloing of John Medeski on organ.

Other member of the group include:
Alex Rodriguez: lead vocal/ bata drum
Michael Rodriguez: background vocal/ bata drum
Felix Sanabria: background vocal/ bata drum
Alex Harding: baritone sax
Graham Haynes: trumpet
Terreon Gully: drums
Melvin Gibbs: bass

This track is available now at melvin-gibbs.com.

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