David Oliver - Marishka (LP)
Marishka is the 3rd LP by percussionist David Oliver, a celebration of the birth of his daughter Marissa. For me, the focal point of the album is the crystalline piece that closes the second side, Jessica’s Dream. The piece begins with Oliver’s cascading upper register piano playing which is quickly joined by Julia Haines on harp. After for minutes of beautiful free interplay the duo are joined by marimba, shakers and a talking drum (played by Dan Brubeck) which steer them into an infectious rhythmic pattern of deep spiritual chords. Transcendental stuff.
EX - Unplayed vintage stock, some minor wear on cover