Reverence (Richard Bona album)

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Studio album by Richard Bona
Released September 7, 2001
Genre Jazz, world music
Length 47:54
Label Columbia Jazz
Producer Richard Bona
Richard Bona chronology
Scenes from My Life
Munia (The Tale)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
JazzTimes positive[2]
Jazz Review 3/5 stars[3]

Reverence is the second studio album by Cameroonian jazz bassist and musician Richard Bona. It was released on September 7, 2001 through Columbia Jazz.[4] The song "Reverence (The Story of a Miracle)" features guest appearance by prominent jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.[3]

In her review of the album, Hilarie Grey of JazzTimes called Reverence "a warm and often touching effort that should cement Richard Bona's reputation as one of the great talents of our time."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Richard Bona, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Invocation (A Prophecy)"     2:05
2. "Bisso Baba (Always Together)"     4:47
3. "Suninga (When Will I Ever See You?)"     3:59
4. "Ekwa Mwato (Affirmation of the Spirit)"     4:57
5. "Sweet Mary (Everyone Has a Choice)"     4:23
6. "Reverence (The Story of a Miracle)"     4:46
7. "Te Misea (A Scream to Save the Planet)"     5:20
8. "Muntula Moto (The Benediction of a Long Life)"     4:05
9. "Laka Mba (Plea for Forgiveness - With the Pride of Lions)"     4:46
10. "Ngad'a Ndutu (Widow's Dance - Celebration of a New Life)"     4:11
11. "Esoka (Trust Your Heart)"     1:41
12. "Mbanga Kumba (Two Cities, One Train)"   Richard Bona, Gil Goldstein 2:51


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
France (SNEP)[5] 93


  1. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Reverence - Richard Bona". AllMusic. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Grey, Hilarie (January–February 2002). "Jazz Albums: Reverence Richard Bona". JazzTimes. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sudo, Charles (October 5, 2001). "Reverence by Richard Bona". Jazz Review. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Reverence by Richard Bona". iTunes. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ " - Discographie Richard Bona" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 1, 2013.