52nd Street Experimental Ensemble is an American project spawned by the pandemic and created in Philadelphia, PA by multi-instrumentalist Ihba Baskette

52nd Street Experimental Ensemble is an American project spawned by the pandemic and created in Philadelphia P.A, by Ihba Baskette a multi-instrumentalist playing all instruments on this recording. The recording takes of every instrument on this album were done in a few weeks; recording a song a day for 13 days as a way to combat the social turmoil, pandemic, and firecracker epidemics in urban areas in the city.

Ihba is known for world music specializing in abstract reggae world dance music and jazz-influenced hints. With 0” years of performing these songs are for an audience who loves the nonconformity and boundaries being juggled.

52 Street A/K/A Area 52 has collaborated and performed with Ra’oof Atelier presents: Ice Station Zero 2.0 @ “The House of Schlesinger “ – a collaborative art happening w/ Installation, sculptures, videos, photography & soundscape provided by Ihba Baskette-reeds & percussions & TR7 – applied piano & synthesizers. John Schlesinger – artworks. As well as Artist and Sculpture maker Anthony Bayne senior on Soprano Saxophone and Percussion. ~BandCamp

Release Date: 9/12/2022

All tracks by Ihba Baskette except Anthony Bayne senior on soprano saxophone on Stone Throw remix.
Schoichi Serigano: track 8.
Cover photograph: Bryant Eugene Varquez.
Additional artwork: Troy Williams and Ihba Baskette
Layout an design: Atharwa Deshingkar.

 

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