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Ambiance

Influenced with the modal jazz of John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ambiance was a fantastic but small known post-bop group which was active in LA in the past due 1970s and early 1980s. Atmosphere reflected the religious view of its creator and head Daoud Abubakar Balewa, a saxophonist/flutist who also performed African and Latin percussion and was intensely influenced by globe music. Other associates of the group included vocalist Monife Balewa, percussionist/vocalist Atiji Malomon, pianist Kimo Cornwell, keyboardist/composer Danny Newmark, bassist Randy Landis and guitarist Jim Lum, amongst others. Atmosphere recorded many LPs for Daoud Abubakar Balewa’s Da-Mon label in the past due 1970s and early 1980s–including Ebun, Drift As much as Space, Tight and Tidy and RIGHT INTO A New Journey–before splitting up.

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