Hamid Drake
Ralph M. Jones
Adam Rudolph

Organically arranged and orchestrated by
Adam Rudolph

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"One of the year's most ecstatic performances -
in any city, any festival, anywhere."
- All About Jazz

Hamid Drake:
drumset, udu drums, gourd drum, percussion

Ralph M. Jones: soprano and tenor saxophones, hulusli, ney, bamboo flutes, sipsi, c and alto flutes, bass clarinet, spoken word

Adam Rudolph: handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija), electronic keyboards and samples, cajon, udu drums, thumb pianos, marimbula, sintir, mouth bow, selya overtone flute, gongs, dusun'goni, percussion

Music spontaneously composed by Ralph M. Jones, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake

Organic arrangements, orchestrations and electronic processing by Adam Rudolph

1 Watergoddess Blues 4:54

2 Myth Science 3:28

3 Etymologies 2:03

4 Visions of Beyond 3:44

5 Himma 4:18

6 Entropic Entities 2:56

7 Journeys 4:54

8 Water Voices 3:13

9 Mosaics 4:03

10 Two in Three 6:07

11 Ancient, Future, Now 5:09

12 Cry of the Bamboo Flute 1:54

Recorded June 2016 & January 2017 at Orange Music Sound Studio, New Jersey

Recording, mix and mastering by James Dellatacoma

CD Design by Sylvain Leroux

Sculpture by Nancy Jackson

Musician photos by C. Daniel Dawson

Produced by Adam Rudolph

Thanks to Bill Laswell, Michael Lucio Sternbach, Mas Yamagata, Blair Milne, Ross Wightman

Dedicated to our dear families: Those here, those gone, and those still to come.

Album Notes

Karuna, which means compassion in Tibetan Buddhism, is the name of a new trio whose members collaborative history goes backs almost 50 years.

With Karuna, Drake, Jones and Rudolph bring their unique and evolved rhythm and sonic languages to the fore, reaching to inspire any audience though spirited dialogue.

The name Karuna reflects their ongoing research into the connection of the inner life to musical expression and speaks to the idea of creative action as a gesture of compassion. What makes Karuna's music magic is the special history and decades of shared experiences among the musicians.

More Info about the Karuna ensemble

Karuna Ensemble

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