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Genius Awakening, featuring Chris Caswell on piano, is a meditative program of compositions emphasizing space and very subtle interactions between the musicians. I led the musicians by giving various cues to shift the music from one direction to the next and from one level of intensity to the next. None of this music was notated, that is, it is completely original. It would have to be called a form of conceptual, intuitive hearing. This recording date was designed to feature the gifts of Chris Caswell as he explored his creative responses to my leadership. The results are healing, exploratory, sound-shifting and soulful penetrations into complex feelings of spaciousness. The sequence of compositions is a progression from light, delicate and subtle to intense improvisation — enchanting space jazz to warm, gentle, straight-ahead time. There are very haunting musical textures and unfoldments, at times reminiscent of the mysterious side of Miles Davis. This recording captures Chris on his maiden voyage into the radical free zone of the creative unconscious, touching the superconscious. —Tisziji Muñoz
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  1. Super-Mind Skies
    5:19
  2. Sound Shifting Awakening
    5:04
  3. High Resonance Relations
    6:14
  4. Psycho Phantoms
    13:45
  5. Sweet but Strange Dreams
    8:09
  6. Tolerance of Difference
    7:17
  7. Cut Through, Leap to Infinity
    18:20

Tisziji Muñoz: Guitar
Chris Caswell: Piano
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses: Drums
Don (Yaka) Pate: Bass

Recorded in 2012
Producer, Creative Vision & Compositions: Tisziji Muñoz
Co-Producer: Nancy Muñoz
Recording Engineer, Editing & Mixing Engineer: David (Gyan-Das) J. Sullivan, Anami Music, Inc.
Mastering Engineer: Chris Andersen, Nevessa Productions