Sunday, May 6, 2018

MJO Brothers - Hip Devotions

Hip Devotions is the dream record of two brothers, Saxophonist Curt Hanrahan and Drummer Warren Hanrahan.  Both are the founders of the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra (501c3 org) with Curt also the creator of the Peck School of Music Jazz Dept at the Univ of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Warren a graduate from North Texas State and alumni of the Woody Herman Band. This record is a tribute to their spiritual faith and belief in the power of music. With the addition of Curt’s son on bass Tim Hanrahan it is truly family affair.  This recording portrays a historical and spiritual journey embracing jazz standards and sacred hymns in the effort to evoke the story of the human/divine struggle. By infusing meditations/prayers, we hope to aid in achieving a soulful victory! The eternal warfare between good and evil is answered victoriously through musical manifestations of Mercy. The storyline has the potential to change hearts, transform lives and impact souls for eternity!!!

1 Resolution 3:55
2 Footprints / Equinox 9:47
3 Come Sunday 7:07
4 Hail Mary / Gentle Woman 5:12
5 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today 7:21
6 Our Lady of Fatima 7:38

Curt Hanrahan - tenor saxophone
Warren Hanrahan – drums
Tim Hanrahan – bass
Jay Mollerskov – guitar
Mitch Shiner – vibraphone