Curtis Brothers Quartet - Blood · Spirit · Land · Water · Freedom
1. Curtis Anew (2:55)
2. Thoughts Not My Own (5:21)
3. Twisted Histories (3:51)
4. Yuba Citrico (5:43)
5. Taino Revenge (5:07)
6. Bouncin' With Bud (6:55)
7. Memories In Ether (2:45)
8. The Spoiler (2:45)
9. Opus 25 No. 2 (6:02)
10. Take That Seat (5:55)
11. Maria Cervantes (8:27)
12. Alkalinity (3:56)
13. Solutions (4:04)
14. Song To Break The Spell (5:47)
15. El Calderon (3:04)
Zaccai Curtis: Piano/Keyboards
Luques Curtis: Bass
Richie Barshay: Drums/Bombo on track 14
Reinaldo De Jesus: Congas and Percussion
Micheal Dease: Trombone track 5 and 14
Frank Kozyra: Soprano Sax - track 5 and 14
Mark Whitfield: Guitar - track 13
Camilo Molina Gaetan: Bata - track 14
Giovanni Almonte: vocals - track 2
Julie Acosta: vocals - track 14
Tiffany Ente: vocals - track 14
Jee Youn Hong: Cello - Track 7
Sung Hee Choi: Viola - Track 7
Blood, Spirit, Land, Water, Freedom
Each of these represent key components to our physical and metaphysical experience and (relative) reality. Because we are human and of Life, these are the essentials which define our mind, body and soul since Existence. They make us who we are. Without any one of them we cease to be as we are.
Blood contains our DNA. DNA is something that is still mostly a mystery to us, though it contains the instruction to our entire being and history. Some scientist would like us to believe it is less important than it is. Perhaps because of the secrets contained within us. The four bases found in DNA are adenine (abbreviated A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T). With just the arrangement of these 4 letters, the blueprint and code of who we are, what we will do, how we will do it and much more are contained. This is our "computer program", the method of life, natures laws and a testament to the intelligence from which we are made. Blood is nothing less than the "way" of god or nature.
The Spirit is our truest essence, beyond the physical perception as defined by our 5 sense reality. Sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch are the tools these bodies allow us in order to experience this reality, but it is not what we are. We are spiritual beings in the midst of a physical experience. We experience this reality from our spirit and through our vessel/body. The body is our connection to existence in this 5 sense reality, also known as the 3rd dimension. While our bodies are finite our spirits our immortal. Made of life itself, we are eternal and of no past or future.
Land is a gift to us. Our extension, or rather we are an extension of land. It is not possible for us to treat the Earth better than we treat ourselves as we are of each other. When we begin to treat ourselves with respect and love through higher understanding so will we treat this planet.
Water is our conductor. The constant. It is everywhere. All around us, in the air we breath, in the food we eat, and in our bodies. Water is where we originate from. If Earth is our Mother, Then Water is our Father.
Freedom is the Sun. No one can give it to us or take it away. Do not confuse freedom with liberty. Liberty can be given and taken away. If you have a voice then you can speak. If you have a hand you can grab. If you have eyes you can see. If you have a soul you can love. Each and every one of us have the sun inside of us.