Joseph Shabason

The Fellowship

£22.99
  • Joseph Shabason - The Fellowship
23rd April 2021 / LP or CD / Western Vinyl
     

Joseph Shabason

The Fellowship

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Textured and ambient jazz that soothes and engages. For fans of Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Laraaji, Robert Rich and Harold Budd.

Released: 23rd April 2021
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Across eight tracks that mesh spacious, jazz-laced composition with fourth-world and adult-contemporary tonality, Toronto saxophonist Joseph Shabason sketches an auditory map of the transcendence, unity, conditioning, and eventual renunciation of his upbringing in an Islamic and Jewish dual-faith household. The resulting album The Fellowship bears the name of the insular Islamic community Shabason’s traditionally Jewish parents belonged to from a time before he was even born; a mental and spiritual push-pull which continued shaping, even controlling, his outlook well into his adulthood.

As a listening experience The Fellowship follows a chronological arc that spans three generations covering his parents’ early lives, his own spiritual and physical adolescence, and his subsequent struggle to eschew the problematic habituations of such a conflicted past.

+ Indie LP is Transparent Sky Blue vinyl. 

On The Fellowship, as on prior albums that bear his name, Joseph Shabason does what only the best instrumental music makers can: tell a story with emotional clarity that conveys even the subtlest of feelings, all without singing a single word. As wordless as ever-- with as complex a theme as ever-- this album may be his most emotionally articulate yet. Most importantly, those lost in the woods of repression and self-doubt that organised religion can be at its worst now have The Fellowship to help guide them into a softer light.

Format /LP or CD
Released /23rd April 2021
Catalogue / WV226LPC1
Barcode / 0844667051742
Artist / Joseph Shabason
Label /Western Vinyl
Genre / Ambient
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