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Silkheart Records discography

This is a discography of albums released on the Swedish label Silkheart between 1987 and 19??.

Early releases were available on LP and CD. For example the first release was on LP (Silkheart SHLP 101) and CD (Silkheart SHCD 101). CD track lists are shown below. In some cases the CD release includes more tracks than the LP.

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Stefan, Dennis González New Dallas Quartet, 1987, Silkheart 101

Tracks : Enrico, Fortuity, Stefan, Hymn for Don Cherry, Boi Fuba, Deacon John Ray, Doxology

Musicians : Dennis González, John Purcell, Henry Franklin, Malachi Favors, W.A. Richardson

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The Gleam, Steve Lacy Sextet, 1987, Silkheart 102

Tracks : Gay Paree Bop, Napping (Take 1), The Gleam, As Usual, Keepsake, Napping ( Take 2)

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Steve Potts, Bobby Few, Irčne Aebi, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Oliver Johnson

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One Fell Swoop, Steve Lacy Quartet featuring Charles Tyler, 1987, Silkheart 103

Tracks : One Fell Swoop (Take 2), Ode To Lady Day, Wickets, Keepsake, The Adventures Of, Friday The Thirteenth, One Fell Swoop (Take 1)

Musicians : Steve Lacy, Charles Tyler, J-J. Avenel, Oliver Johnson

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Liquid Magic, Ahmed Abdullah Quartet, 1987, Silkheart 104

Tracks : Mayibue, Reflections On A Mystic, Ebony Queen, Mystery Of Two, Liquid Magic/The Ruler, Walk With God, The Ruler (Take 2), Ebony Queen (Take 2)

Musicians : Ahmed Abdullah, Charles Brackeen, Malachi Favors, Alvin Fielder

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Bannar, Charles Brackeen Quartet, 1987, Silkheart 105

Tracks : Three Monks Suite: Chaos/Sugar Doll/Waltz With Me/Snow Shoes/Hush And Stop/Cas-Ba/Cheers, Open, Allah, Stone Blue, Story, Open (Take 2)

Musicians : Charles Brackeen, Dennis Gonzalez, Malachi Favors, Alvin Fielder

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Namesake, Dennis González New Dallas Sextet, 1987, Silkheart 106

Tracks : Namesake, The Separation Of Stones, Johnny-johnny, Hamba Khale Qhawe, Four Pigs And A Bird's Nest, Hymn For Mbizo, Good Friends

Musicians : Dennis Gonzalez, Ahmed Abdullah, Douglas Ewart, Charles Brackeen, Malachi Favors, Alvin Fielder

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In Seattle, Michael Bisio Quartet, 1987, Silkheart 107

Tracks : For Harry Carney, A Laugh For Rory, Greenpeace (Take 2), A.M., Blues For Melodious T., For Randy Weston, Babs'e, Greenpeace Suite, Darkness, For Pamela, Sonny Miles

Musicians : Michael Bisio, Ron Soderstrom, Rick Mandyck, Teo Sutton, Barbara Bisio

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Ancestral Song: Live From Stockholm, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 1988, Silkheart 108

Tracks : Papa's Bounce, Loose Pocket, Ancestral Song, Mamma's House, Three And A Half, Kahil's Blues

Musicians : Joseph Bowie, Edward Wilkerson, Kahil El'Zabar

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Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet, Ahmed Abdullah and the Solomonic Quintet, 1988, Silkheart 109

Tracks : African Songbird, Gypsy Lady, The Search, Canto II, Khaluma, The Dance We Do, Wishbone Suite, The Dance We Do (Take 1)

Musicians : Ahmed Abdullah, David S. Ware, Masuhjaa, Fred Hopkins, Charles Moffett

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Attainment, Charles Brackeen Quartet, 1988, Silkheart 110

Tracks : Attainment, Prince Of Night, New Stand, House Of Gold, Yogan Love

Musicians : Charles Brackeen, Olu Dara, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Dennis Gonzalez

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Worshippers Come Nigh, Charles Brackeen Quartet, 19??, Silkheart 111

Tracks : Worshippers Come Nigh, Bannar, Tiny Town, Ible, Cing Kong, News Stand

Musicians : Charles Brackeen, Olu Dara, Fred Hopkins, Andrew Cyrille, Dennis Gonzalez

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Debenge-Debenge, Dennis González New Dallasorleanssippi, 1988, Silkheart 112

Tracks : The Masses, Innocence, Debenge-Debenge, Zydeco Red, Drew-Do

Musicians : Dennis Gonzalez, Marlon Jordan, Charles Brackeen, Kidd Jordan, Henry Franklin, Malachi Favors, Alvin Fielder, W.A. Richardson

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Passage to Music, David S. Ware Trio, 1989, Silkheart 113

Tracks : An Ancient Formula, Ancient Visitors, Passage To Music, African Secrets, The Elders Path, Phonetic Hymn, Mystery

Musicians : David S. Ware, William Parker, Marc Edwards

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Go Tell It on the Mountain, Booker T. Williams, 1989, Silkheart 114

Tracks : Go Tell it on the Mountain, When Mama Cries I Cry, Hussen Kalle Mazeltov, Jesus Loves Me, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, St. Thomas

Musicians : Booker T., Saheb Sarbib, Andrew Cyrille

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Always Born, Charles Gayle Quartet featuring John Tchicai, 1989, Silkheart 115

Tracks : Always Born, Needs, Solid Clouds, Coming Together, Rainbow's Praise, Then Offer All

Musicians : Charles Gayle, John Tchicai, Sirone, Reggie Nicholson

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Homeless, Charles Gayle Trio, 1989, Silkheart 116

Tracks : Then Creations, Prayers and Fears, Homeless, Lift Every Voice, Your Design, Warm Bones Cold

Musicians : Charles Gayle, Sirone, Dave Pleasant

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Spirits Before, Charles Gayle Trio, 1989, Silkheart 117

Tracks : Eternal Now, Spirits Before, Heart's Nectar, Earth's Families, Give, Black Oil, Sometimes

Musicians : Charles Gayle, Sirone, Dave Pleasant

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Autumn in Paris, Charles Tyler + Brus Trio, 1989, Silkheart 118

Tracks : Saga of the Outlaws, Mörkrost (Dark Blend), Mellanrost (Medium Blend), Autumn in Paris, Forsén Special, Twing Twang Twiddle All Night Long, Legend of the Lawmen

Musicians : Charles Tyler, Arne Forsén, Ulf Ĺkerhielm, Gilbert Matthews

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Lifeline, William Hooker Quartet, 1989, Silkheart 119

Tracks : R.A.W. Jazz Festival Performance: Schools of Thought/Revisited/Maitreya/Tune/Beauty's Apocalypse, Dual Meaning, Dignity

Musicians : William Hooker, Alan Michael, Claude Lawrence, William Parker, Mark Hennen, Charles Compo, Masahiko Kono

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Other Dimensions In Music, Other Dimensions In Music, 1990, Silkheart 120

Tracks : Tradition's Transitional Omissions Suite / Sailing Towards the Dark Happy Voice Ascent (My Shadow Is a Cloud), Sihu Chant for Sly Stone, Spirits Rise/Fall (Dedicated to Ethel Brown Lee)

Musicians : Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Rashid Bakr

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Queen Mary, Dennis Charles Triangle, 1990, Silkheart 121

Tracks : Triangle, Sweet Melanie, Stand Back, Queen Mary, Bass Space, Rise Up, Afro-Amer.Ind

Musicians : Dennis Charles, Booker T., Wilber Morris, Huss Charles congas

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Breath Rhyme, Rob Brown Trio, 1990, Silkheart 122

Tracks : Firewalk, Stillness, Breath Rhyme, PB, The Light, Beehive, Awake, Escape Velocity

Musicians : Rob Brown, William Parker, Dennis Charles

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The Firmament Fury, William Hooker Ensemble, 1992, Silkheart 123

Tracks : For the Spirit of Earth / Cosmic, Prayala, Lustre, The Coming One / Evolve, Part One, Radiance, Evolve, Part Two

Musicians : William Hooker, Claude Lawrence, Charles Compo, Masahiko Kono, Donald Miller

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The Desert Wind, Dennis González New DallasAngeles, 1992, Silkheart 124

Tracks : Hymn for Julius Hemphill, Aamriq'aa, The Desert Wind (The Breath of Jehova), Battalion of Saints, Max-Well

Musicians : Dennis Gonzalez, Charles Brackeen, Michael Session, Kim Corbet, Michael Kruge, Henry Franklin, Alvin Fielder drums

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Vision in Time, Joel Futterman Quartet, 1992, Silkheart 125

Tracks : Reality on Edge, Talking With You, Vision in Time, There is a Smile (for Jimmy Lyons), I Never Knew Her Name, I Remember, Round Two

Musicians : Joel Futterman, Joseph Jarman, Richard Davis, Robert Adkins

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After Fallen Leaves, Roscoe Mitchell + Brus Trio, 1992, Silkheart 126

Tracks : Sing, A Lovely Day at the Point, The Reverend Frank Wright, And Then There Was Peace, The Two Faces of Everett Sloane, After Fallen Leaves, Mr Freddie, Come Gather Some Things, Play With the Whistler

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Arne Forsén, Ulf Ĺkerhielm, Gilbert Matthews

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Great Bliss, Vol. 1, David S. Ware Quartet, 1993, Silkheart 127

Tracks : Forward Motion, Angular, Bliss Theme, Cadenza, Sound Bound, Mind Time, Saxelloscape One, Thirds

Musicians : David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Marc Edwards

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Great Bliss, Vol. 2, David S. Ware Quartet, 1993, Silkheart 128

Tracks : One Two Three, Emptiness, Primary Piece III, Saxelloscape Two, The Child Without-The Child Within, Stritchland, Low Strata, Reign Of Peace

Musicians : David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Marc Edwards

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Points, Matthew Shipp Quartet, 1993, Silkheart 129

Tracks : Points Number Two, Afro Sonic, Piano Pyramid, Points Number One

Musicians : Matthew Shipp, Rob Brown, William Parker, Whit Dickey

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Spirit of New Jazz, Various Artists, 1993, Silkheart 130

Tracks : Reflections on a Mystic (Ahmed Abdullah Quartet), A.M. (Michael Bisio Quartet), House of Gold (Charles Brackeen Quartet), What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Booker T. Trio), An Ancient Formula (David S. Ware Trio), Afro Amer. Ind (Dennis Charles Triangle), Eternal Now (Charles Gayle Trio), Ancestral Song (Ethnic Heritage Ensemble), Reality on Edge (Joel Futterman Quartet), Escape Velocity (Rob Brown Trio), Boi Fuba (Dennis Gonzalez Quartet), Spirits Rise/Fall (Other Dimensions in Music)

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Berlin Images, Joel Futterman Trio, 1993, Silkheart 131

Tracks : Part One: The World Watched, Part Two: Ask the Price, Part Three: There is Peace

Musicians : Joel Futterman, Raphé Malik, Robert Adkins

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South Side Street Songs, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, 1994, Silkheart 132

Tracks : Whence to Whither, Maghostut, Goldinger, Half-Step for Granny, Ashes and Dust, El Hajj, Just is Me, Maghostut Two

Musicians : Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry, Ameen Muhammad, Jeffery Parker, Yosef Ben Israel, Avreeayl Ra

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Babadita, Jim Hobbs Trio, 1994, Silkheart 133

Tracks : Off Blue Shirt, A Possé, Balderama-Lama-Ding-Dong, Chandini, B. Now C., Devil Sews Expensive Clothes, Quit Stallin', Pulaski Skyway, The Moon, a Star and a Little Red Car, The Ol' Pick and Roll, V, (Up Against a Wall) With a Chicken Wing, Babadita, Travel Song, Bad Medicine

Musicians : Jim Hobbs, Timo Shanko, Django Carranza

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Translations, Volume 1, Charles Gayle Quartet, 1994, Silkheart 134

Tracks : Joyous Fellowship, Healing, Holy Mountain, Hymn of Praise, Suffering for Love

Musicians : Charles Gayle, William Parker, Vattel Cherry, Michael Wimberly

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Naked Colours, Hal Russell & Joel Futterman Quartet, 1994, Silkheart 135

Tracks : Part I: 278,000 Shades, Part II: Solid Colours, Part III: Naked Colours

Musicians : Hal Russell, Joel Futterman, Jay Oliver, Robert Adkins

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Peace & Pig Grease, Jim Hobbs Fully Celebrated Orchestra, 1994, Silkheart 136

Tracks : Theme, Freedom, Right Now!, Peace & Pig Grease, Cry for Help, Imposter Pot Belly, Witch's Witch, The Celebration, Wot Not, Pulaski Skyway, Chandini, (Up Against a Wall) With a Chicken Wing, B. Now, A Posse, Ice on Fire

Musicians : Jim Hobbs, Timo Shanko, Django Carranza

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Raining Fire, Volume 2, Charles Gayle Quartet, 1994, Silkheart 137

Tracks : In Christ, Blood's Finality, Death Conquered, Grace, Raining Fire

Musicians : Charles Gayle, William Parker, Vattel Cherry, Michael Wimberly

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Old & New Magic, Bob Ackerman Trio, 1994, Silkheart 138

Tracks : Mr. Knox, Dennis Is Driving, Tres X 4, Tranein' In, Ode to Johny Hodges and Benny Carter, Re: Béla Bartok, Voices Beyond, The March That Stopped the Band

Musicians : Bob Ackerman, Wilber Morris, Dennis Charles

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Communion, Roy Campbell Pyramid, 1995, Silkheart 139

Tracks : Communion, Vigilance, Chant for Don Cherry, Air Pockets, Blues for Albert and Don Ayler, One for Hannibal

Musicians : Roy Campbell, William Parker, Reggie Nicholson

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Chicago Now vol. 1, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, 1995, Silkheart 140

Tracks : Improvisation #1, The Time Has Come, Improvisation #2 (My Baby Blues), Bould Souls, Dream For Rahsaan, Zera, Flowers for the Soul, Runnin' From the Train

Musicians : Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry, Ameen Muhammad, Jeffery Parker, Yosef Ben Israel, Reggie Nicholson

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Chicago Now vol. 2, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble, 1995, Silkheart 141

Tracks : Monk's Temptation, Runnin' from the Rain (alt), Planet East, Zera (alt), Improvisation #3, Looking for Ninny, Many Favors

Musicians : Ernest Dawkins, Steve Berry, Ameen Muhammad, Jeffery Parker, Yosef Ben Israel, Reggie Nicholson

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21st Century Union March, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 1996, Silkheart 142

Tracks : Crumb Puck You Let Slide, Fanfare, Lover Man, How the Cow See Cirrus, Missing Miles, Burundi, Love Outside of Dreams, Dear Albert, Procession

Musicians : Joseph Bowie, Edward Wilkerson, Kahil El'Zabar

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Nickelsdorf Konfrontation, The Joel Futterman & Kidd Jordan Quintet, 1996, Silkheart 143

Tracks : Hear With You, Soul Mates, Meeting Place, Nickelsdorf Summit: Part One/Part Two/Part Three/Part Four/Part Five/Part Six/Part Seven, Fournier (F, J, G, G, F), Going With You (F, J, G, G, F)

Musicians : Joel Futterman, Kidd Jordan, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Alvin Fielder

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5 x Monk, 5 x Lacy, Steve Lacy, 1997, Silkheart 144

Tracks : Shuffle Boil, Eronel, Evidence, Pannonica, Who Knows, The Crust, Blues for Aida, Revenue, Naked Lunch, Deadline

Musicians : Steve Lacy

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Oblations and Blessings, David S. Ware Quartet, 1997, Silkheart 145

Tracks : Oblations and Blessings, Riff Unknown, Of Shambhala, Fire Within, Manu's Ideal, Serpents and Visions

Musicians : David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Whit Dickey

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Double Clutch, Andrew Cyrille / Richard Teitelbaum Duo, 1997, Silkheart 146

Tracks : Dance Astral, San Andreas Fault, Cluck Cluck Clock, Double Clutch, Sliding on a Bubble, Driving Pistons

Musicians : Andrew Cyrille, Richard Teitelbaum

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Joy (Within)!, William Hooker / Billy Bang Duo, 1997, Silkheart 147

Tracks : Sweating Brain, Hawk, Electro / Magnetic, Unknown Island, Righteous, Blood and Coffee, Etheric Redemption, Joy (Within)!, Armed

Musicians : Billy Bang, William Hooker

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Ein Sof, Assif Tsahar Trio, 1997, Silkheart 148

Tracks : Is Here Tomorrow Will, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 3, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 2, Through Forgotten Ancestors, Sun Drops, Ein Sof, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 5, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 1, Shadow Puppet, Internal Dialogue, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 4, Ephemeral Symbiosis, pt. 6

Musicians : Assif Tsahar, William Parker, Susie Ibarra

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Hidden in the Stomach, AALY Trio + Ken Vandermark, 1997, Silkheart 149

Tracks : Structure ŕ la Mallé, Why I Don't Go Back, Song for Che, Unknown Title, Albumblatt Again, Ghosts / Spirits

Musicians : Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Peter Janson, Kjell Nordeson

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Ka-Real, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 2000, Silkheart 150

Tracks : Great Black Music, Sweet Meat, Ka-Real, Hang Tough, Kampfumo Shuffle, The Christening, Jam for the Babas

Musicians : Joseph Bowie, Ernest Dawkins, Kahil El'Zabar, Atu Harold Murray

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The Last Concert Dankeschön, Borgmann / Morris / Charles Trio, 2000, Silkheart 151

Tracks : Nasty And Sweet, Bird Bath, Dankeschön

Musicians : Thomas Borgmann, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles

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New Orleans Festival Suite, Kidd Jordan Quartet, 2001, Silkheart 152

Tracks : Decateur Street, Dream Palace, Ole Miss Lovesong

Musicians : Kidd Jordan, Joel Futterman, William Parker, Alvin Fielder

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Folia / The Unam Concert, Heinz Geisser & Guerino Mazzola Duo, 2001, Silkheart 153

Tracks : The Man of the Sun, Sacrifice of the Dancer, Fiery Mirror

Musicians : Guerino Mazzola, Heinz Geisser

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Someday, Heinz Geisser & Guerino Mazzola Duo, 2004, Silkheart 154

Tracks : Someday, Tormenta De Tiempos

Musicians : Guerino Mazzola, Heinz Geisser

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Configuration, Sirone Bang Ensemble, 2004, Silkheart 155

Tracks : Jupiter's Future, Freedom Flexibility, We Are Not Alone But We Are Few, I Remember Albert, Notre Dame De La Garde, Configuration

Musicians : Sirone, Billy Bang, Charles Gayle, Tyshawn Sorey

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Spiritual Power, Matt Lavelle Trio, 2007, Silkheart 156

Tracks : Spiritual Power, Stars Like Fleas, Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can), End Times, I Will Have Love in my Life, Hey Liduva, Seth Speaks

Musicians : Matt Lavelle, Hilliard Greene, Mike T.A. Thompson

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Blue Shadows, Charles Gayle Quartet, 2007, Silkheart 157

Tracks : Inside the Sun, Blue Shadows, Eternity Promised 1, Eternity Promised 2, Hearts to Jesus, Soul’s Time, In Sorrow, Snap

Musicians : Charles Gayle, William Parker, Vattel Cherry, Michael Wimberly

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Kaiso Stories, Fay Victor with Other Dimensions in Music, 2010, Silkheart 158

Tracks : Maryanne Revisited, Three Friends Advised, Kitch Goes Home, Saltfish Refried, John Gilman Wants Tobacco, An Open Letter, De Night A De Wake, We Is We Trini

Musicians : Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, William Parker, Charles Downs, Fay Victor

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Passionate Message, Guerino Mazzola & Joomi Park, 2012, Silkheart 159

Tracks : Black Summer, Black Summer, Black Summer, Yesterday, Yesterday, Yesterday, American Carnival, American Carnival, American Carnival, Joomi’s Dance, Guerino’s Dance, Our Dance

Musicians : Guerino Mazzola, Joomi Park

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Last updated October 2014