L'dia Men-Na'a Muhammad:
This is so inspirational. I could listen to this throughout the day
and feel a sense of peace as I am reminded of our stories past,
present and future. This is also great for the youth to listen to as
they lay resting at night. My son will hear this at his bedtime and
upon awakening. A musical lesson to reflect and build on for eternity.
Thanks Bro. Cheo for the mastery of your poetic and musical gifts.
Mpingo Marilyn Griffin:
OMG! I love what I've heard. Spiritually beautiful. Inspiring. Deep. Profound. I listened to "Lay Me Down," "Roll Call," and as I write this, I'm listening to "Can we fly now?" I am so glad that you are sharing your artistry with the world. It has truly inspired me. Your music is beautiful, as well as your poetry.
Che Johnson wrote:
"The Art of Storytelling!!!"
"Griot, Cheo, teach, preach, reach, beautifully achieved! Thank you!
"Ah, just what my spirit, mind, soul needed! Your words/music are designed for upliftment! An album of unmistakeable treasures. Listening is reward enough..."
Reggie Holmes :
Subject: Sho nuf!
Damn my brotha! you done laid it down for real, lawd hamercy!
"been playing the album for HOURS....how can i NOT? it IS a BLESSING EVERY EAR THAT HEARS....and THE MUSE IS WOIKIN you dig and be dug in return? and the kalimba is SMOKING. KEEP IT UP! GOOD MEDICINE IS MUCH IN NEED THESE DAYS."
Mark Steven Greenfield:
My longtime friend Cheo Jeffrey Allen Solder has come out with his much anticipated CD. With waves of music and prose it is the masterpiece we've been waiting for. Check it out
Awesome CD...Please listen and care to share!!!! You will be pleased!
Deborah Lawson Burns:
What a Blessing to hear!
True Words That Should Ring Throughout Our Homes. …Our Music In A spiritual Sense
Mwalim Daphunkeeprofessor Peters:
Take a moment to listen to this!!! BUUUMPING!!! Support the work of a Boston ex-patriot and REAL musician!!!
"Thank you for your creativity Cheo and daring to do things differently! Very relaxing, yet engaging to listen to."
It's superb. What a voice !
Joyce Renee Lewis:
The lion roars and whispers. . .words, peace, and soul. Congrats on your new album, Cheo. Blessings. . .
Linda Merrill :
Subject: Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder: Mind, Heart, Spirit: His Story, by Synchrovision records
Dearest FB Friends, I hardly have words to explain how incredible, beautiful, truthful, perceptive, amazing, this album is by my Boston, now Geneva friend, Cheo--a friend I've come to know all the better, ironically, since he and I both left Beantown and write on FB more. I wanted to listen closely and really hear what Cheo was saying and playing. So Saturday evening that's what I did. Except that I fell in love with each poem/song so much that I listened to each at least several times. It was a very late, but soulful and sad/happy Saturday evening for me. I hope you will listen and feel the same. Honesty is nearly impossible to come by these days, I believe; Cheo's beautiful voice on Mind, Heart, Spirit: History, is intensely honest and loving. Try just one poem and see if you can stop without listening to the entire album....Thank you deeply, Cheo, Love, peace, prayers to all, Linda
Baba Olutunde Olufemi:
Brotha Cheo, I am enjoying your sounds....beautifully composed and spiritually uplifting, thanks for sharing
Whoa....gonna plug in my super duper laptop speakers for this....I want it to resound all over my apartment......THIS IS THE BEST LINK I HAVE GOTTEN IN A LOOOOOOOOOONG TIME...THANKS AGAIN MY GREAT FB FRIEND!
just wanted to tell you that i like to hear your music at the evening, it reminds me when i was a little child, and my mom used to talk to me before i sleep, about a lot of things, about god and love, and dreams! Best regards, my friend.
released January 29, 2011
Poetry written and performed:Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder
Music,written,played,produced,recorded,mixed and masterized by Mr Goo @ Chambre de bonne .ChdB lab|GVA
Excepted:"Lay me Down":Written by Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder
Excepted:"At Home and abroad" co/Written by Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder and Mr Goo
Excepted:"Magic and Other wondrous things","Elephant and memories","False Dawn":Written by Brian Jackson & Mr Goo
Excepted."Predatory"Written and Produced by Kid Real@Straight line(ZH)-Additional keys,arranged,mixed and masterized by Mr Goo@ChdB
Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder Plays:Tenor and Soprano Saxaphones, C and Alto Flutes and Kalimba
Mr Goo plays.Rhodes 54,Clavinet,Moog Prodigy,Korg Polysix,Halion,Mellotron,Minimoog,Modular Moog,CS-80
,technicss Mk2,Electro harmonix,Congas,live precussions and Drum Programming
Brian Jackson plays:Rhodes 54,Halion,Logic Clavinet,Moog Prodigy,Polysix, on track:3,5,10
Vocals performed:Florence Chitacumbi on "Elephant and memories"
Simon K plays:Gibson guitar on:"Magic and Other wondrous things","Elephant and memories","False Dawn":
Phill Wilkinson plays:Fender bass precision on:"Magic and Other wondrous things"
Horns:New York Brass band
Cover Photo: Anna Grichting Solder
Cover Graphism-Mr Goo
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