Adele Sebastian Desert Fairy Princess 180g LP
180g High Quality Pressing!
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Pressed at Pallas!
Adele Sebastian’s Desert Fairy Princess is an absolutely sublime mystical jazz
masterpiece that will transcend you to places you never thought existed.
Emphatically an essential must have. The mastering by Ray Staff and the pressing
on 180gm Pure Pallas Vinyl have made this title SOUND BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL
PRESSING! Not my words, but those of the masterer and label owner. Do not miss
this incredible title!
Adele Sebastian was an Afro American jazz flutist and singer, active from the
early '70s (when she was still a teenager) until her untimely death at the age
of 27 in 1983 from a kidney failure. In fact she had been depending on monthly
dialysis to stay alive for years. She lived through and for the music and you
can hear it on her only solo album “Desert Fairy Princess” which was first
issued in 1981. The mostly acoustic instrumentation brings a very natural and
therefore rather retrospective sound considering the year the album was
Adele and her band pull it off right from the start as if it had been 1966 and
it was time for a revolution to shake the dust from the old time jazz. In a
perfect way she mixes classic American vocal jazz elements with playful and more
free passages, Latin music and tribal African sounds in the lengthy and quite
rhythm oriented “Man From Tanganyika” and makes the title track start with a
mystical “Allahu akbar“ chant while it turns more and more into a dark and
gloomy song with something like a psychedelic edge reminiscent of Pharoah
Sanders on his early works. Wild rhythms from drums, percussions with tons of
bells and chimes weave a thick groove carpet and conjure a magical atmosphere.
Those jazz aficionados who love the mid 60's John Coltrane, his sidekick Pharoah
Sanders and Alice Coltrane will go crazy for this album.
• 180g Vinyl
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
• Pressed at Pallas
• Made in the U.K.
Adele Sebastian, flute, vocals
Billy Higgins, drums/gembreh
Roberto Miranda, bass
Bobby West, piano
Rickey Kelley, marimba
"Daoude" Woods, percussion
1. Desert Fairy Princess
3. I Felt Spring
1. Man From Tanganyika
2. Day Dreamer
3. Prayer For The People