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Vertical's Currency
Kip Hanrahan
Vertical's Currency
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Kip Hanrahan
Title: Vertical's Currency
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Justin Time Records
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 068944101023

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Soulful, charming afro-latin magic
P. J. Rowan | Houston, TX United States | 04/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Extremely creative, mellow, listenable afro-latin off-base/poetic jazz - start playing this cd and you will feel an atmosphere that can't be matched by the recently popular afro-cuban craze. Very similar to, and a great follow-up to, 1984's Desire Develops an Edge. The musicianship and recording/production quality are great. Stands up to repeated listenings. I have replaced very little of my vinyl collection with cds, but this album was worth buying, both times around."
Ahead of its time
Craig Weatherby | Waltham, MA USA | 08/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hanrahan has made several great albums...chiefly this one, Days and Nights of Blue Luck Inverted, Desire Develops an Edge, and Cab Calloway (under the group rubric "Conjure," it is now sadly out of print).
Forget all the latin-fusion NY "downtown scene" albums of the 90's (Laswell, etc.)...this beats them all in spades. Brilliant work, plus you get Jack Bruce on vocals!"
A classic on every level
Javier del Bosco | Minneapolis, MN United States | 12/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For many, this stands as Hanrahan's finest effort. The uncanny blending of classic Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies with smart, inverted politics (global and sexual) was groundbreaking enough. When placed in the hands of world-class players like Milton Cardona, David Murray, Arto Lindsay and Jack Bruce (yes, THAT Jack Bruce, singing with an unbelievable feel and richness), this music achieves transcendence. Sonically fantastic, particularly for the crispness and depth of the percussion sound. This is a beautiful, timeless recording that will not disappoint you."