Ornament of Hope
NEW 24-BIT MASTERING FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS !! Recorded in 1978 and released in 1979 by the Vermont based, Philo Record label and distributed by Rounder Records, Do'a - Randy Armstrong & Ken LaRoche's second album expands from a duo with the addition of acoustic bass, tabla, drums, santour, and a wide variety of percussion, wind and string instruments. Randy Armstrong - Guitars, String Instruments, Percussion Vocals Ken LaRoche - Flutes, Wind Instruments, Piano, Percussion, Vocals Dr. M. Taraz - Persian Santour Marty Quinn - North Indian Tabla, Moroccan Clay Drums John Hunter - Acoustic Bass Bill Kinzie - Drums, Castanets Nora Stats, Carol Hanson, Bob Crenshaw -Vocals "The world is a smorgasbord of musical riches and to hear these many musics is, for a music-maker, to want to taste them all. A teacher once told me not to worry about being so eclectic: "Go deeper into each," he said, "and your own will emerge." So I commend to you, the listener, this rich pot-pourri that is Do'a. Listen well, and savor: music can nourish a hungry soul." - Paul Winter 'A rich collection of compositions featuring traditional and archaic instruments which provide the listener with a sense of peace tinged with a certain sadness that isn't found very often in today's music. This is spiritual jazz.' - Billboard Do'a is an Arabic-Persian word signifying a call to prayer, meditation, chanting and worship.