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OUR VISION - PATHWAYS PASSAGES
Current Reviews and Plays, Both World Wide
AMSTERDAM, Dick Hovenga - Dutch review: Cosmic Vibrations is the new band around the Los Angeles based spiritual soul singer Dwight Trible. Their debut album Pathways And Passages is a free ode to, and at the same time a vision for the future, of spiritual jazz...MORE
GERMANY - Great album which seamless continues where the likes of Leon Thomas, Andy Bey or Pharaoh Sanders recorded in the seventies…MORE
SPAIN - Incorporates the beauty and intensity in our times--both currently & historically…MORE
UNITED KINGDOM - Love what Dwight Trible does. Takes me on an incredible journey through African America, unknown states of being, and onto deeply felt emotions so soulfully expressed…MORE
USA - AN all-star band led by one of the most iconic vocalists in jazz history. While Trible may not be as well-known as mentors like Leon Thomas or, from a different era, Jon Hendricks, he is every bit their equal and more. Trible sings from INSIDE the notes and opens the universe…MORE
PABLO CALOGERO - WOODWINDS-FLUTES-PERCUSSION
JOHN B. WILLIAMS - UPRIGHT BASS-KALIMBA-VOICE
CHRISTOPHER GARCIA - TABLA-GONGS-MESO-AMERICAN PERCUSSION
DERF REKLAW - CONGAS-BONGOS-FLUTES-PERCUSSION
DWIGHT TRIBE - VOCALS AND KALIMBA
BREEZE SMITH - DRUMSET-LIVE ELECTRONIC LOOPING-PERCUSSION
"Transcendence isn’t something you generally think of encountering when you go see a band these days — but you may at least rub elbows with a faint sense of the deific when you see Dwight Trible Cosmic Vibrations Band this evening. One of Los Angeles’ finest jazz singers, Trible is eloquent without being grandiloquent in his voicing, giving as much gravity to his songs without holding himself down because, after all, this is a cosmic band, and when it’s time to fly, you’ve got to move and get rid of what holds you back……" - LA WEEKLY
PATHWAYS & PASSAGES ALBUM
Sample Track - "Passages"
After a dream from Dwight Trible, he contacted each of us to describe what came to him: a sextet called Cosmic Vibrations consisting of - John B Williams on upright bass/vocals/kalimba, Derf Reklaw on congas/bongos/African percussion/flutes/over-tone vocalizing, Christopher Garcia on tabla/kanjira/gongs/percussion/meso-american drums, Pablo Calogero on bass clarinet/woodwinds/exotic flutes/percussion, Breeze Smith on drum set/percussion/electronic live looping and Dwight on vocals/kalimba.
We said yes and thus began our journey as an ensemble of refined improvisation that crosses many genres: gospel/jazz/funk/ballads and open configurations of solos/duos/trios/etc.
Our experience spans oceans of musical wisdom from direct interaction with international artists that sounds too much like a whose-who, so the best way experience what this musical family has to offer is find us in your favorite method: download/CD/vinyl/streaming concert and hopefully, sometime live again.
Sample Track - "May the Weak Become Strong"