poured gently

Poured Gently Album cover

release 24 august 2010
producer AIMUA EGHOBAMIEN
co-producer GLAFKOS KONTEMENIOTIS
executive producer DAVID QUINTAVALLE
QML001
℗ & © 2010 QUAESITOR MUSIC

sounds




tracks

01 estlin’s dream
02 a child is born
03 migration
04 passion poured gently
05 fascinating rhythm
06 in a sentimental mood
07 listen to monk (rhythm-a-ning)
08 never dreamed you’d leave in summer
09 ‘tis what it is
10 so many stars
11 it’s my life
12 it don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
13 benediction

album description

Poured Gently—the debut album of Aimua Eghobamien—combines fresh and unusual arrangements of jazz and pop standards from Ellington, Monk, Gershwin, Stevie Wonder and Bon Jovi with haunting and melodic original compositions and thoughtful lyrics. In collaboration with New York-based pianist, composer and arranger Glafkos Kontemeniotis, Eghobamien ensures that Poured Gently produces a concept that sets a definite mood, entertains and quietly tells a story. Recorded and mixed at Avatar Studios in New York and at Strongroom and AIR Studios in London by Grammy Award-winning engineer Steve Orchard, Poured Gently features the internationally known and highly regarded percussionist Bashiri Johnson and stellar musicians bassist Ed Kollar and drummer Scott Neumann. He teamed up with pop music video director Nick Bartleet to produce a unique music video for the track ‘Tis What It Is.

reviews

poured gently is an absorbing and original set, intelligently programmed and elegantly performed.”
—CHRIS PARKER vortex cd reviews

lyrics

song based on E. E. CUMMINGS’ poem
if i love You
(thickness means
worlds inhabited by roamingly
stern bright faeries

if you love
me)distance is mind carefully
luminous with innumerable gnomes
Of complete dream

if we love each(shyly)
other, what clouds do or Silently
Flowers resembles beauty
less than our breathing

if you love
me)distance is mind carefully
luminous with innumerable gnomes
Of complete dream
Of complete dream
dream

“if i love You” from complete poems: 1904–1962 by E. E. CUMMINGS
edited by GEORGE J. FIRMAGE, are used with permission of liveright publishing corporation
© 1931, 1959, 1991 by the trustees for the E. E. CUMMINGS trust
© 1979 by GEORGE JAMES FIRMAGE

he goes from here, never back
searching for home.
the life he made, neatly packed
with his soul.
he journeys on road and track—
life alone.

mountains of green, sprinkled white
just rock to climb.
deep valley shade sinks to night—
still no sleep.
he marches on, proud and right
cheating time.

we who see him pass
turn without a nod—
who see him pass—turn!

he waves farewell to his sky
to cross the sea
to cities grey—lacking sky—
stainless steel.
blurred faces pass—not an eye—
nor a smile.

he’s you and I hurting so—
praying for love.
our future bleak—nothing grows—
till we touch.
then like him we’ll never know
the way home.

we who see him pass
turn without a nod—
who see him pass—turn!

lyrics AIMUA EGHOBAMIEN, DAVID QUINTAVALLE
© 2006 poured gently music—bmi

embrace yourself and your creation and let your passion pour gently
quietly draw on history, shaping future, changing completely
blazing through one, two, three, and four piercing skill with passion poured gently

shade in the space for innovation and play, dance, sing out, completely
fiercely proclaim your motivation and intent: passion poured gently
embrace yourself and your creation and let your passion pour gently

© 2008 poured gently music—bmi

come on and walk the walk
feeling mighty fine, babe
swish, swoosh and on you go
feeling mighty fine
I should realise
‘tis what it is
‘tis what it is
I say!

hat on and to the side
feeling mighty fine, babe
click, clack your red heels high
feeling might fine
I should realise
‘tis what it is
‘tis what it is
I say!

© 2006 poured gently music—bmi

english
do not be afraid
be joyful my child
because I will always guide and protect you
whatever storms may come your way
I will anchor you till they pass by

ẹdo
ghẹ ghi m’ohan
vuọn n’oghọghọ
rhunmwunda mẹ n’osa ọre n’ọ yaaẹn okọ
vbe n’ọ rhirhi gha ye hẹẹ
I gha gu’okọ ọghuẹ s’ufomwẹn

english
whatever storms may come your way
I will anchor you till they pass by

ẹdo lyrics SAMUEL E OGBONMWAN
© 2008 poured gently music—bmi