Macha Gharibian - Joy Ascension
Macha Gharibian - Vocal, Piano Rhodes
Chris Jennings - Double Bass
Dré Pallemaerts - drums
For her third ambitious album with a Coltran title, Joy Ascension, Macha Gharibian takes her position as pianist, vocalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, director and leader.
She is accompanied by two artists of color who deal with notes like gouache, drummer Dré Pallemaerts and double bassist Chris Jennings. Plus two guests, Bert Joris, who draws cool flashes à la Chet on the ballad The Woman I Am Longing To Be with his trumpet, and Artyom Minasyan, who amplifies the mesmerizing Sari Siroun Yar with his doudouk.
The volcanic voice of Macha Gharibian places her in the family of solar and incarnational singers, that very exclusive club that ranges from Nina Simone to Mélissa Laveaux. The album of a free woman and an artist of her time, Joy Ascension is a precious record that awakens our senses.Buy album