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Drift Up To Space


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Drift Up To Space is AMBIANCE’s second album released in 1980 on Da Mon Records, Los Angeles.

Some of the best fusion on record!

"Influenced by the modal jazz of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ambiance was an excellent but little known post-bop group that was active in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ambiance reflected the spiritual outlook of its founder and leader Daoud Abubakar Balewa, a saxophonist/flutist who also played African and Latin percussion and was heavily influenced by world music." (Alex Henderson)


released December 10, 2020

Daoud Abubakar Balewa - Alto/Soprano/Tenor Saxophones
Chimes, Agogo, Bells, Flexitone, Executive Production

Bob Selvin – Acoustic Grand Piano/ Fender Rhodes/Arp String
Ensemble/Oberheim OBX

Paul Olguin – Electric Basses

Larry Knight – Acoustic/Electric Guitars

Michael (Tempo) Temple – Percussion Larry Anderson – Drums

Monife – Vocals/Handclaps

Sabrina – Vocals/Finger Cymbals/ Handclaps

Recording Date May 13th/14th 1980

Art & Illustration by Bill Davis

Originally issued as DMRS 365-3/4 Da Mon Records (1980)

Under exclusive licence from Daoud Abubakar Balewa
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