Personnel: Buddy Terry (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion); Roland Prince (electric guitar); Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet, percussion); Stanley Cowell (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Victor Gaskin (acoustic bass, electric bass, percussion); Buster Williams (acoustic bass, electric bass); Mickey Roker (drums); James Mtume (conga drum).
Liner Note Author: Jacques Denis.
Photographer: Raymond Ross.
Awareness teams Buddy Terry with an all-star cast including trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, pianist Stanley Cowell and percussionist Mtume to forge a far-reaching, audaciously free spiritual jazz suite far removed from the signature Mainstream label aesthetic. Terry moves from soprano to tenor to flute and back again, exemplifying the soul-searching restlessness of his music--at the same time, the individual players fuse seamlessly, channeling the righteous fury of Terry's vision to create a coherent, deeply righteous whole. ~ Jason Ankeny