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Love In Outer Space

by Emanative & Ahmed Abdullah

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After collaborating together on Lions Of Judah, the next time Ahmed was over in the country he suggested that we record something else together! Knowing that he was a member of Sun Ra's Arkestra for such an important period and that Steve Reid was also reported to have played with Sun Ra at some time, it made perfect sense to take on Love In Outer Space, it also happened to be one of Ahmed's favourites.

As it's first digital release - we're very happy that this is again in aid of the Steve Reid Foundation, and that amongst many things we've achieved this last year, we have recently been able to give help and assistance to one of Steve and Ahmed's fellow musician friends, alto saxophonist and composer Arthur Blythe - which we would all like to continue to do! It's really amazing to have this opportunity to be working on an album's worth of this kind of inspiring spiritual and free music with such a world class selection of collaborators... and to have the blessing of Gilles and the other foundation trustee's!

To be completely honest, this hardly feels like work, but it's good to know that all proceeds made from this go to both helping musicians in need and to supporting new and emerging talent. That's why it's important to us that you buy this release.

Thanks in advance for any help and support you are able contribute! Big outer space love to you all.

Nick Woodmansey

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released December 20, 2013

Ahmed Abdullah
Monique Ngozi Nri
Liz Elensky
Tamar Osborn
Jessica Lauren
Jason Simpon
Phillip Harper
Tello Morgado
Nick Woodmansey

Robert Strauss at Wax Recordings
Tony Dixon at Masterpiece Mastering
Gene Pendon - Artwork 

Gene Pendon & Brian Armstrong - Animation

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Steve Reid Foundation London, UK

The Steve Reid Foundation aims to help people working in music who are in crisis. We also seek to support emerging new talent through education initiatives. We want to see a world where people working in music, especially those who have devoted their lives to it, are able to get the help they need when they need it most. All funds raised from the release will go directly to the Foundation. ... more

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