An amazing cd. Courtney Pine has managed to mix African history with jazz in an awesome way. He plays sax wonderfully and writes amazing songs. This album has 7 of his originals. He has also included 2 traditionals, 'Zaire' and 'Psalm', plus one by Bob Marley, 'Redemption Song'. There are 3 other songs, including a one and a half minute drums only track, by the drummer Mark Mondesir. Courtney quotes, among others, The Book of The Dead, Egyptian Magic, Holy Bible, Holy Qu'ran, Bhagavad Gita, the way of the Sufi, Black Athena, The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi, The Isis Papers and of course, Africa: Mother of Western Civilization as his sources of inspiration. On 'Children Hold On' the intro voice is none other than Lois Farakhan. Get this cd .. you will also be inspired.