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Legion of Peace: Songs Inspired by Nobel Laureates

Lori Henriques Quintet, Joey Alexander

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1
Welcome from Professor Muhammad Yunus
Mohammad Yunus; Joey Alexander
1:30
2
Everything You Do (Inspired by Jody Williams)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander
4:53
3
Prelude to Brave as a Girl (Solo by Joey Alexander)
Joey Alexander
2:19
4
Brave as a Girl (Inspired by Malala Yousafzai)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander
4:59
5
I, Wangari (Inspired by Wangari Maathai)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander; Pedrito Martinez
3:32
6
Prelude to Imagine the World (Solo by Joey Alexander)
Joey Alexander
2:40
7
Imagine the World (Inspired by Muhammad Yunus)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander
4:30
8
High Time (Inspired by Ralph Bunche)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander; Oran Etkin
4:31
9
Prelude to We Wore White (Solo by Joey Alexander)
Joey Alexander
2:18
10
We Wore White (Inspired by Leymah Gbowee)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander; Oran Etkin; Pedrito Martinez
5:11
11
A Human is a Human (Inspired by Desmond Tutu)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander; Oran Etkin
5:10
12
Prelude to A Kinder Way (Solo by Joey Alexander)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander
3:02
13
A Kinder Way (Inspired by Jimmy Carter)
Lori Henriques; Joey Alexander
3:54
Total Playing Time    48:29
“[Joey Alexander is] not just remarkably capable for his age; he’s a deeply thoughtful soloist and a lush chordal colorist, period.”
- ​The New York Times

“Lori Henriques’ songs stand out for their intelligence and empathy.”
- ​All Things Considered, NPR

Legion of Peace is an exciting new album of children’s music inspired by Nobel Peace laureates, performed by some of the most compelling musicians on today’s international jazz scene. Singer-songwriter Lori Henriques (2015 GRAMMY ® Award Nominee, Best Children’s Album) has written beautiful, timely songs about some of our planet’s greatest peacemakers, conveying life-lessons via hummable tunes that resonate for all ages.

Lori’s quintet on the album is helmed by three-time GRAMMY ® -nominated teenage piano phenom Joey Alexander, and includes Eddie Barbash (saxophone) and Joe Saylor (drums) – known nationally for their work in the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . Appearing as featured guests are fellow Motéma artists Pedrito Martinez , a GRAMMY ® nominated Cuban music innovator, and Oran Etkin, acclaimed clarinetist and founder of the innovative Timbalooloo children’s music method.

With musical portraits of beloved laureates Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Leymah Gbowee, Jimmy Carter, and four others, the album is an entertaining call to action to work towards peace and justice in whatever ways we can, large or small. Interspersed throughout the songs are solo-piano interludes improvised by Joey Alexander, and the lead track is a moving spoken-word introduction by laureateMuhammad Yunus, the captivating creator of the microcredit movement who is known affectionately throughout the world as the “Banker to the Poor.” Dr. Yunus’ introduction invites listeners to let the spirit of peacemaking that courses through the album inspire them to work for peace and justice in their own communities.
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