THE HOME OF SPECIALIST MUSIC Supporting independent labels and artists from across the globe
All Genres | Ltd Editions | Signed CDs | Special Offers | Vinyl | Box Sets


Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
Release Date:
Japanese Case
Catalog Number:


"Through an Afro-American heritage of more than three hundred years, jazz was born of blues, spirituals, children's lullabies, ring games, work songs and other sounds of American culture. The blues and the spirituals belong to an older indigenous music whose sound can be heard from all corners of the globe. Music as a reflection of environmental and biological sounds has always been a vital part of human existence. Indigo is the timeless sound of this existence. The cohesive blend of trumpet, baritone saxophone, bass and drums weave complex rhythms with flowing melodies to evoke sounds of the soul. The inspiration for the music comes from the deepest parts of the Central African rain forest, the remotest parts of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia and the early music of Europe as well as the more obvious influences of funk, dance music and blues.." Indigo embraces all of these in an album that reflects the evolution of jazz and its influence on today's vibrant cultural mix. Personnel: Byron Wallen (trumpet, flugelhorn, sepik flutes, shenai, murex shell, ocarina, gamelan, talempung, anklung, various percussion and samples), Tony Kofi (baritone & soprano saxophones), Larry Bartley (bass), Tom Skinner (drums) Press quotes: "A timeless album it's as tasty as an organic loaf, fresh out of the oven " THE GUARDIAN "On Indigo his quartet creates a joyous head of steam. Odd time signatures abound but Wallen remains funky and accessible " THE TIMES "The trumpeter's compositions reflect his love for both traditional ethnic musics, contemporary dance and funk as well as the jazz which lies at its heart." JAZZWISE "A fascinating set of his own pieces reflecting the influence of various strands in the evolution of black music the effect is mesmeric." JAZZ UK


  1. Name
  2. Rhythm of the Gods
  3. Harmony of the Spheres
  4. Closed Circle
  5. Hanuman
  6. Seven Heavens
  7. Silent Praise
  8. Dark and Beautiful
Out of stock

Fast delivery & returns worldwide

Search engine powered by ElasticSuite