Originally released in 1982, 'Dauwhe' is the first chapter in John Carter's 'Roots and Folklore' saga. A five parts epic journey through the African American heritage conceived by the great clarinetist/composer and performed by a stellar line-up featuring Carter himself, Bobby Bradford / cornet, James Newton / flute, Charles Owens / soprano sax, oboe, clarinet, Red Callender / tuba, Roberto Miranda / bass, William Jeffrey / drums and Luis Peralta / percussion. This is a highly integrated form of Jazz based on the processing of different musical forms and related topics. From the ancient African mythology through the Blues experience towards the open land of Creative Jazz. A strong musical and cultural statement from one of the greatest West Coast modern Jazz composers.