Nicole Mitchell
flute, alto flute, piccolo
Harrison Bankhead
double bass, piano
Hamid Drake
drums, frame drum
Michel Edelin
special guest flute, alto flute, bass flute, wooden flute
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Nicole Mitchell and Michel Edelin are two of the most creative flutists in music of any sort today, brilliant improvisers with highly developed sensitivities to sound. Yet their personal approaches to playing one of the oldest instruments in the world represent two far ends of an esthetic spectrum…
… So The Ethiopian Princess Meets the Tantric Priest demonstrates what happens when opposite poles touch. Like a marvel of physics, the reverberations generate something new: in this case, previously unimagined dimensions of pure song. The sonic spheres the Princess and the Priest conjure – with wonderful support from bassist/pianist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Hamid Drake – are akin to what's born by a spirit of the air in congress with a guardian of the earth...
Howard Mandel, excerpts from the liner notes

The Indigo Trio – flautist Nicole Mitchell, double bassist and pianist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Hamid Drake – accompanied by fellow flautist Michel Edelin on this Rogue Art set! Ethiopian Princess Meets The Tantric Priest may be at its core a prime pairing of 2 of the most creative flute players on the planet, but the other players have ample space to do their thing – lots of it! 2 brilliantly communicative, yet distinct flutes, supported and matched by Bankhead and Drake masterfully. Half of the set is credited as Nicole Mitchell compositions: 'Top Secret", "Inside The Earth", "Wind Current" and "Ambre Sunset" – plus Edelin's "Derives" and "Call Back", Bankhead's "Return Of The Sun" and the stellar title piece, credited to the group.  © 1996-2011, Dusty Groove America, Inc.DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA