MUSIC

Support the 2022 "Ghetto Suite" recording session by purchasing the first ever vinyl release of

"Jesse Sharps & the Wu Ensemble" or the digital album from the original 2005 session,

"Leimert Park - Roots and Branches of Los Angeles Jazz".

All proceeds go towards the session outlined on the About and Session page.

(Link via album covers below)

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$30

Excerpts from the album

Palermo - Wu Ensemble
Mrafu - Wu Ensemble
Ghost Riders on the Range
Dial B for Barbara - Wu Ensemble
Desert Fairy Princess - Wu Ensemble

This limited edition, first ever vinyl release, comes on blue vinyl and features the eclectic Wu Ensemble that Jesse Sharps assembled during his many years in Germany before returning years later to work on the music of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. Enjoy this rare excursion into the global realm bandleader Jesse inhabited while you contribute to the history and legacy that informed and his musical vision.

2005  Session : Leimert Park album

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$10

This is the digital release from the historic recording session and summit in 2005 that started The Gathering when Jesse Sharps brought together local legends like Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin, Dwight Trible, and Kamau Daáood with members of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, and up-and-coming young lions like Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and others. More info can be found on the link through the album cover that takes you to the Bandcamp.

Healing Suite

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As of MLK Day 2022, The Gathering released "Healing Suite" which features a disarming version of Strange Fruit by Dwight Trible, and the powerful and moving title piece of poetry and music from co-founder of The World Stage, Kamau Daaood. Also included is Horace Tapscott's epic "Freedom's Sweet" led by bandleader Jesse Sharps, and Mother by Nate Morgan, the longtime pianist for the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.

Click on the album cover to be taken to the Bandcamp for more info.