|The Prairie Prophet|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||October 13 & 14, 2010|
|Studio||Riverside Studio, Chicago|
|Producer||Robert G. Koester|
|Ernest Dawkins chronology|
The Prairie Prophet is an album by American jazz saxophonist Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble, which was recorded in 2010 and released on Delmark. The album pays tribute to saxophonist Fred Anderson. "Mal-Lester" is an homage to Art Ensemble of Chicago members Malachi Favors and Lester Bowie.
The All About Jazz review by Troy Collins states "Balancing inside and outside traditions with the same charismatic assurance as the album's dedicatee, The Prairie Prophet is a fitting tribute to a true hero of Chicago's avant-garde."
In his review for JazzTimes Shaun Brady says "The New Horizons Ensemble embraces a wide swath of jazz styles, where the bop- and gospel-tinged material can share a stage with the patchwork abstraction of 'Sketches', ceding way to the Middle Eastern evocations of trombonist Steve Berry’s 'Mesopotamia'."
- All compositions by Ernest Dawkins except as indicated
- "Hymn for a Hip King" – 8:09
- "Sketches" – 12:07
- "Balladesque" – 2:21
- "Mal-Lester" – 10:40
- "Shades of the Prairie Prophet" – 11:05
- "Mesopotamia" (Steve Berry) – 6:50
- "Baghdad Boogie" – 13:27
- Ernest Dawkins - alto sax, tenor sax, percussion, vocal
- Marquis Hill – flugelhorn, trumpet
- Shaun Johnson – trumpet
- Steve Berry – trombone
- Jeff Parker – guitar
- Junius Paul – bass
- Isaiah Spencer – drums, percussion
- Original Liner Notes by Aaron Cohen
- Henderson, Alex. Ernest Dawkins – The Prairie Prophet: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- Murph, John. The Prairie Prophet review. Down Beat July 11: page 50. Print.
- Collins, Troy The Prairie Prophet review at All About Jazz
- Brady, Shaun The Prairie Prophet review at JazzTimes