Cecil McBee‘s music is explorative post be-bop jazz initially written only for instruments.
Vocalist Verena McBee composed vocal versions and added the lyrics.
UPHORIA is the title of the group’s most recent album (released in Nov 2018), which is certainly is not a regular standard album… the harmonies are rich and complex, the melodies and improvisations explorative & adventuruos and the lyrics sung by the deeply commited lyricist with an equally commited ensemble.
Some of the new versions of McBee’s compositions have been previously recorded as instrumentals
by jazz giants, such as ‘Charles Lloyd Quartet’, the ‘Saxophone Summit’ and ‘The COOKERS’.