Subscribe for special offers
Voices of Bishara LP + MP3 Bundle
Drummer, composer, and producer Tom Skinner (The Smile, Sons of Kemet)'s album Voices of Bishara is the first recording under his own name. Its title references cellist Abdul Wadud's 1978 album By Myself, which was pressed on Wadud's label, Bishara—an Arabic name meaning "good news." Voices of Bishara began life when Skinner asked some musician friends to join him for a Played Twice session at London's Brilliant Corners, in which a classic album was played in full through the venue's audiophile system, and a live ensemble improvised a response. That night focused on drummer Tony Williams' 1964 album Life Time; the music they conjured inspired Skinner to write an album's worth of new music.