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Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble, The – “Untitled” – [Smithsonian/Folkways]

Cousin Mary   7/29/2014   12-inch, Jazz

The Entourage was a group of composers/performers who “created a music based on flow energy and dream state” – they existed from 1971-1983. This was their first album and features instrumentals with percussion, keyboards including thumb piano, viola, guitar and sax. I hear experimental sounds, African and other international influences, as well as traditional Western music roots. Try track 2 for the avant garde or the last track for a beautiful tune – all tracks are very nice and deftly avoid new age cliches.

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