On Ninja Tune
Dwight Trible is a legend on the quiet, a retrospective waiting to happen. Not a newcomer to the music scene, over a remarkable career, this Los Angeles native has worked with everyone from Bobby Hutcherson and Charles Lloyd to Harry Belafonte. He is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a Los Angeles institution with a history stretching back forty years and an active engagement in the city's Black community since the Watts Uprising.
Like his mentors, Dwight is not content to use his music to just entertain people, although he is a dynamic performer. He uses his music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. He has received numerous awards for humanitarian efforts.
A couple of years ago Carlos Niño (best known over here as one half of Ammoncontact) invited Trible onto his radio show and from there a friendship and musical journey began. As Trible puts it, "you have to be careful what you say to Carlos, because he makes it happen!". A chance comment about making some kind if hip hop record set Niño off on the journey which led to "Love Is The Answer". Which will be released on Ninja Tune on July 11th 2005. A record which is unfashionably lacking in cynicism, one which truly believes that "love is the answer" to the world's ills. If the time, effort and beauty which result from these inter-generational collaborations are anything to go by, the great man might even be right...