29th May 2020

I am brimming with excitement today as my new track releases. This is a very special track for me indeed:

Before all the coronavirus madness kicked in I was lucky enough to record this very special piece of music called ‘Water From An Ancient Well’ composed by South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim. The track is featured on his album of the same name which was first released in 1986 and was included in the book ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’.

I first heard the track performed at a gig by guitarists Chris Santo Cobbson and Cameron Pierre together with Raph Mizraki on double bass and my husband Mike Cypher on drums. I was left speechless after the incredible performance. The piece of music is truly special and really touched me.

Unable to get the piece of music out of my head, I checked out Abdullah Ibrahim’s original version and was totally blown away. By now I had made the decision that I had to perform this track myself.

The track was duly added to my live setlist and the impact it had on my audiences was astonishing. Without exception, every gig I performed it, people commented on the power of this piece of music.

So, I decided to head to the recording studio with a carefully selected group of outstanding musicians to create our own version of ‘Water From An Ancient Well’.

There was something quite liberating about recording a track for no other purpose than just purely loving it. It was not destined for any album, for any reviews or for any reason other than my own personal satisfaction and for the enjoyment of others.

The incredible musicians featured really capture the heart and soul of the track, taking the listener on an emotional journey through a series of uplifting solos. It is a very special piece of music for me indeed.

I planned to release the track later in the year. However, in view of these unprecedented times and my inability at present to perform live gigs, I am putting the track out there now for your enjoyment. 

So, turn up the volume, sit back, relax, close your eyes and enjoy this wonderful piece of music:

Kim Cypher – Tenor & Alto Saxophones | Tom Berge – Piano | Chris Santo Cobbson – Guitar | Ian Batemen – Trombone | Raph Mizraki – Double Bass | Mike Cypher – Drums

I would be so grateful for your support with this new track. So, please head on over to Spotify via the link- PLAY the track as many times as you like, SHARE the track with all your friends, family and via social media, click the heart button to give the track some love, add it to your PLAYLISTS and FOLLOW me on Spotify. All of these things go a very long way in supporting me and my music. Thank you so much.

Take care of yourselves. I’ll be back soon with my next ‘Twilight Jazz Session’ instalment…it’s a groovy one!