On a trip to Cuba in 1996, Barney McAll was invited to a ceremony in honour of the Yoruba goddess Yemaya. The experience drew McAll, one of Australia’s leading jazz pianists who had moved to New York to join Gary Bartz’ band, to delve deeper into Cuban music and culture.
Originally released as a CD on the Jazzhead label in 2006, beside Hermeto Pascoal, Paul Grabowsky and many more, ‘Mother of Dreams and Secrets’ is a continuation of Barney’s innovative exploration of sacred Afro-Cuban rhythms that has stood the test of time.
- Mysteriss (feat Yaroldy Abreu Robles Ramses Rodriguez Ernesto Simpson Jay Rodriguez Jacam Manricks Jamie Ohelers Aryam Varona Hernandez)
- Yemaya One (feat Dreiser Durruthy Ramses Rodriguez Ernesto Simpson Liberty Ellman Josh Roseman Jacam Manricks Matt Clohesy)
- Heavenly Waters (feat Dreiser Durruthy Ramses Rodriguez Ernesto Simpson Eddie Bobe Liberty Ellman Jay Rodriguez Josh Roseman Jonathan Maron)
- Aguas Cristalinas (feat Yaroldy Abreu Robles Dreiser Durruthy Ramses Rodriguez Jay Rodriguez Jacam Manricks Jamie Ohelers Jasper Leak Matt Clohesy)