Tomorrow Comes The Harvest – EVOLUTION
Tomorrow Comes The Harvest is the accumulative efforts of talented musicians and their visions about what makes the art form of music so special. A theory initiated and put into action by late Afro Beat creator and Nigerian Drummer Tony Allen and Detroit Techno Pioneer Jeff Mills. Each belonging to a long tradition of using music to reach higher levels of consciousness, along with veteran keyboardist Jean-Phi Dary, the three toured internationally until the untimely death of Tony Allen in 2020. However, the foundation of the concept was cemented and ready for continuation. Mills reconfigures the concept to function as trio once again and invites Tabla virtuoso Prabhu Edouard to join the concept.
Tomorrow Comes The Harvest is about exploring the unknown, transcending by the way of intersecting sounds and rhythm through an array of improvisational movements.
Tomorrow Comes The Harvest project started with late Tony Allen, one of the originators of AfroBeat and Jeff Mills to get together to create an improvisational type of performance. The idea was to not pre-prepare or to preplan anything, but just to play in the moment spontaneously and to reach for the same understanding musically. Jean-Phi Dary had been worked with Tony Allen for a long time, naturally joined the unit. After an untimely passing of Tony in 2020, they thought that maybe a good idea to continue with the project and to consider it in a much more broader respect other than just three main musicians that may be, it’s interesting to make it open, to be able to invite other musicians in for certain concerts. They decided to invite Prabhu Edouard, who already had an experience of working with Jeff for classical concerts in France.
The album was recorded live at Bozar in Brussels, Belgium in 2022.
Keyboards/ Synthesizers: Jean-Phi Dary
Tabla / Voice: Prabhu Edouard
Drums and Percussions / Synthesizers: Jeff Mills
Editing: Jeff Mills. Mixing Engineer: Steve Kovacs. Produced by Axis Records. All compositions are written by Jeff Mills, Jean-Philippe Dary and Prabhu Edouard. “Rising Water”: Lyrics are taken from the Ganesh Incantation by the courtesy of Pandit Girdhari Maharaj. Artwork by Maude Muller. Photographs by Jacob Khrist. Interview by Sheree Rashit. ©2023 Axis Records