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Funky T / Cool T
Lester Ny Organ Ensemble Bowie
Funky T / Cool T
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Lester Bowie's early-1990s organ-based sextet was a smash, taking the Art Ensemble of Chicago cofounder's interest in '60s-era soul jazz and urban R&B into a great conversation with churchy organ textures and calibrated ho...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lester Ny Organ Ensemble Bowie
Title: Funky T / Cool T
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Diw Records
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Swing Jazz, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 634164085322

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Lester Bowie's early-1990s organ-based sextet was a smash, taking the Art Ensemble of Chicago cofounder's interest in '60s-era soul jazz and urban R&B into a great conversation with churchy organ textures and calibrated horn solos. The trio of horns includes Bowie, tenor saxophonist James Carter, and trombonist Steve Turre, each of whom offers a distinct mood to the collective. Turre's solos blossom into flowing currents that get mixed with Bowie's bumpier brass and Carter's gravelly tenor to create antiphony with Amina Claudine Myers's Hammond B-3 and the twin percussions of Famoudou Don Moye and Phillip Wilson. This is mood music on the one hand and then distilled, smoldering energy on the other--all of it crafted with Bowie's genre-agnostic touch. --Andrew Bartlett
 

CD Reviews

A Tribute to a Creative Force
07/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A beautiful example of the music of a man whose passing went largely unnoticed. Music that is easily accessible to jazz listeners who are put off by the label "avant garde." Music that is spiritual and funky at the same time. A wonderful mixture of standards ("What's New") and the kind of whimsical contributions that Lester Bowie contributed to the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Although this group was called the New York Organ Ensemble, the music is still decidedly brass. Steve Turre's solos on trombone are brilliant. A very young James Carter's involvement is quite understated by his later standards. And Famoudou Don Moye provides a firm background on percussion. Uplifting music that works best when you are feeling blue."