Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Other Dimensions in Music|
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
The problem with jazz's popular young lions is they rarely roar. The older cats on this CD come in screaming--as if they've stepped on the hot coals of inspiration. Horn man Roy Campbell, reed player Daniel Carter, bassist... more »
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The problem with jazz's popular young lions is they rarely roar. The older cats on this CD come in screaming--as if they've stepped on the hot coals of inspiration. Horn man Roy Campbell, reed player Daniel Carter, bassist William Parker, and drummer Rashid Bakr have all tangled with the likes of free-music pioneers Cecil Taylor and Roscoe Mitchell and come away burning. They blaze through the polyrhythmic flowerbeds and sunshine and hailstorm textures of these spontaneous improvisations. Pocket trumpet, sax, and flute melodies make frequent cameos on this fully liberated blowing session, with Carter and Campbell often swinging like prizefighters. And Bakr gets deep on the beat with Parker making his upright's strings putter like a peripatetic drum kit. The AUM label claims to document the highest level of human musical expression. Here's proof. --Ted Drozdowski
One of the best free jazz recording of the Decade!
DvorakNo9@aol.com | NY | 01/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The musicians on this album are some of the most underappreciated artists working today. Their contributions have gone unrecognized for decades. This album is a testament to their originality, sincerity, and spiritual energy. The most striking characteristic of this album is the sensitivity that the musicians demonstrate towards each other. No one musician stands alone. Together they generate a true ensemble sound. This ensembles unity rivals that of the original Ornette Coleman quartet, the John Coltrane classic quartet, and the Miles Davis quintets"
Stephen | Virginia Beach, VA USA | 01/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys have been playing together as a unit and in other projects for many years and it shows. Anyone who has read my other reviews can probably tell that I think William Parker is the most interesting musician working right now and his work on this set is great. Bakr, Campbell and Carter are known to the avant garde scene (Carter's contributions to other Parker projects are just awesome) but these guys deserve much wider recognition. As this disc shows, these guys can play it all fast-slow, inside-outside. The 30 minute opening cut has everything you could want but never seems forced, nor does it ever get dull."