Today we’re listening to Laraaji, an American multi-instrumentalist and composer. We first recommended him back in December 2020, and Brian reminded us he’s due for a re-up. Laraaji was born in Philadelphia and studied piano and composition at Howard University. The first record he put out was Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, a 1980 collaboration with Brian Eno, on which Laraaji plays his signature zither. Don’t miss the two “meditation” tracks. Even earlier, in 1978, he recorded Celestial Vibration, two experimental 20-minute impromptus, which was recently reissued by Numero Group.
Ambient 3: Day of Radiance - Laraaji & Brian Eno (50m, no vocals)
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Celestial Vibration - Laraaji (50m, no vocals but some noise in the first half of track one)
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Have a really nice Wednesday.