- Audio CD (18 Dec 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Spartacus Records Ltd
- ASIN: B0001W30PE
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 416,075 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Though there are references to Macdonald's homeland (notably in the pipe-like soprano-sax whirlings over a bass drone on the opener) the atmosphere is predominantly post-Coltraneish in its dense, surging horn solos over heaving percussion, or contemporary jazz-ambient in the slow pieces.
Claus Stoetter's wistful flugelhorn elegy makes a haunting introduction to the title track. The arrangements are very sophisticated and 'Awakenings' is a gracefully crafted set for a group of expert contemporary improvisers.
Laura McDonald - (alto, soprano saxophone), Claus Stoetter - (trumpet, flugelhorn), Donny McCaslin - (tenor saxophone, flute), Steve Hamilton - (piano), Gildas Bocle - (bass), Antonio Sanchez - (drums)
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