Music for Mounds

by Zen Poets

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Pierre Ringwald
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Pierre Ringwald Annalise and the Zen Poets deliver a set of melodic, at times playful, compositions. To my ears, several tunes recall the 'Spiritual Jazz' sounds of the 70s. And they can swing!
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    Debut, fully-original North Carolina grown jazz album by Annalise Stalls and the Zen Poets, inspired by the visual artwork of Trenton Doyle Hancock.

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This is dedicated to the Mounds. Mounds are furry black and white striped half plant and half human or ape creatures who speak through colors. They were imagined and realized by the great visual artist, Trenton Doyle Hancock. The Mounds are a profound inspiration to my musical creativity.

Music for Mounds is the title of the album and also the name of a cycle of compositions including "Rejoicing of the Mounds," "Fallen Mounds," and "In a Beautiful Parallel Universe."


released November 1, 2015

Annalise Stalls, soprano saxophone
Gizem Yücel, viola
Evan Ringel, trombone
Thomas Linger, piano
Aaron Gross, upright bass
Larry Q. Draughn, drum set

Recorded, produced, and mastered
by William Robert Stevens
at Ovation Sound,
Made possible by funding from

Album design
by Marty O'Connor

Artwork on front cover and disc:
Trenton Doyle Hancock "Esther," 2002
Graphite and acrylic on paper, 11 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches

All music composed by Annalise Stalls
Dedicated to The Mounds



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Zen Poets Durham, North Carolina

A North Carolina grown assemblage of fiery young jazz musicians led by saxophonist and composer, Annalise Stalls. Look out for the upcoming album #MusicforMounds !

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