Carleen Anderson – Cage Street Memorial: The Pilgrimage (2016)
Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:18 | 125 MB
Label: Freestyle – FSRCD 118 | Rel: 2016
UK soul legend Carleen Anderson is back and brandishing a 'creative trilogy': a theatre production, a 'generational book', and her seventh album, Cage Street Memorial: The Pilgrimage. Over the course of 12 tracks Anderson weaves an educational narrative through a soundtrack of jazz, soul, gospel, opera and even classical chamber music. Here she relies on a skeleton crew of fine musicians and the simplicity it brings is refreshing. The tracks themselves have a strong social consciousness, dealing with themes of loss, greed and struggles of both the heart and mind. She has truly redefined herself here as a consummate poet.