This recording of Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang’s tribute to master drummer Ed Blackwell, was recorded at Airwave Recording Studio’s in Chicago on September 16, 1995. It is being release on December 1, 2015, ahead of the duo’s 25th anniversary of Winter Solstice Concerts that are held in Chicago, in a limited edition of 300 CD’s, and also available as a high resolution digital download.
The composition for two drum sets is cowritten by Zerang and Drake, and was performed extensively from 1991 to 1998 in concerts in The United States and Europe. The innovation of Ed Blackwell has a deep influence on Drake and Zerang as drummers and artists. Finding the melody in the drums, and the rhythms that make them sing, whilesharing and exploring together in a open and deep manner, is their tribute to Ed Blackwell.
This is the first release from Drake and Zerang since their 1995 debut album, ASK THE SUN, on Okka Disc Records.