JazzTimes is honored to present the video premiere of “Brother Where Are You?” by singer Dwight Trible, taken from his latest album Mothership, out now on the Gearbox label.
In addition to Trible on the lead vocal, the track (originally penned by Oscar Brown Jr. and appearing on his 1974 album of the same name) features Mark de Clive-Lowe on piano and organ, John B. Williams on double bass, and Ramses Rodriguez on drums. Elsewhere on Mothership, guests include violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, harpist Maia, percussionists Carlos Niño and Derf Reklaw, and Trible’s frequent creative partner Kamasi Washington, who contributes tenor saxophone to the album’s title track.
Based in Los Angeles, Dwight Trible is the vocalist for the Pharoah Sanders Quartet and has collaborated with artists such as Washington, J Dilla, John Beasley, Bobby Hutcherson, and Charles Lloyd. He is also the vocal director of the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra—an institution in L.A.’s black community for decades.
“I count myself lucky to have known one of the great geniuses of our time, the great Oscar Brown Jr.,” Trible says of this song. “His work will live on through me and others who know the truth! Brother Where Are You?”