-- Down To The Delta --
(instrumental) released 1999

Found on:

Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu (1999)


Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • August 1999 - "This instrumental is kind of a free for all, especially on the drum and percussion end of it. It’s basically an improvised jazz piece with a melody at the beginning and end. If we had more players, we could have stretched it out to a whole side of an album, that is if we still had sides. ‘Deep Lake,’ another instrumental, was probably a first take as well. Everything on ...Timbuktu was done in a few takes. It’s not a deliberate policy, but the energy was there in the early going." - from "Bruce Cockburn, Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu", Ryko press release, undated, circa August 1999. Submitted by Nigel Parry.

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