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Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace


Shabaka's solo album, Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace, is here in a VMP-exclusive edition, mastered for vinyl by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 2LP black vinyl.

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

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foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
numbered Yes
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color Black
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Double Gatefold
label Impulse! Records
pressing location Furnace Record Pressing
release type New Release

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Shabaka says he's done playing saxophone--including in his beloved groups Sons of Kemet, the Comet is Coming and Shabaka and the Ancestors--and his new solo album bears that out: it's filled with spiritual ruminations delivered on clarinet and flutes, a deeply felt work that is much different in tone than his firebrand sax work. I saw him play Pharoah Sanders' parts of Promises at the Hollywood Bowl in September, and wept for most of the performance; this album feels like a spiritual successor to Shabaka inhabiting the role of spiritual jazz's most revered monk. Featuring contributions from Moses Sumney--who sings his ass off--Brandee Younger, Carlos Nino, Ndudzo Makathini and a show-stopping flute performance by Andre 3000, this is my favorite album of the year so far in a walk. Can't wait for everyone to hear it.
-- Andrew Winistorfer, VMP Senior Director of Music and Editorial

Limited to 1000 copies, the VMP exclusive version is pressed on 180g Black vinyl at Furnace Record Pressing. The 2LPs will arrive in double gatefold, tip-on, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered for vinyl by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.




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