LOVE OVER WAR #1 on WODU of Norfolk, VA and WZRD of Chicago
two consecutive Weeks of July 2022.
STREAM on Bandcamp
there in full
DON PAUL and RIVERS ANSWER MOONS (the great musicians Roger Lewis, Herlin Riley, Kirk Joseph and Michael Torregano Jr.) deliver THREE (Count' em!) anthems
for Musing and Dancing--
"Get Your JAM On!" and
"Glory Glory Glory Is For Us All" and "Love Over War, Every Time
The RIVERS ANSWER MOONS
musicians comprise 247 years
of performance, lore and spirit.
ROGER LEWIS alto, baritone, tenor
and soprano saxophones.
HERLIN RILEY drums-set.
KIRK JOSEPH sousaphone.
MICHAEL TORREGANO JR. keyboards
MARIO ABNEY trumpet.
The THREE anthems are blessed
to have ERICA FALLS
as guest singer. As you may hear,
Erica is perfect in her tones
The album also features virtuoso
DHYANI DHARMA on "My Old Man".
Two more master musicians
KIDD JORDAN on tenor saxophone and MORIKEBA KOUYATE on kora
for the tribute, 'About Reinaldo,
Mourning, and Outrage'.
DON PAUL plays bhodran and sings
his first song, a lullaby for daughter
Paloma, "A Baby's Smile Is Sweet To See."
MAKE LOCAL GLOBAL.
LOVE OVER WAR and Roger Lewis
ALRIGHT! are available through Louisiana Music Factory online
and in New Orleans.
Counter-clockwise from lower left:
Kirk Joseph, Mario Abney, Herlin Riley,
Michael Torregano Jr., Roger Lewis,
LOVE OVER WAR comes with
a 12-page booklet.
The triptych is of video-stills from Aristide Phillips and the recording
of Women Center Earth, Sea and Sky
at Rick G. Nelson's Marigny Studio,
July 24, 2014.
Dhyani Dharma, leftward, in concert.
Rick G. Nelson, Roger Lewis,
Don Paul, Herlin Riley, Kirk
Joseph, after Herlin introduced
us to a new language, August 3,
2011. Photo by Maryse Philippe Déjean.
Full moon, February 8, 2020,
after returning from the
Angela King Gallery.
Photo by Maryse Philippe Déjean.