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How has this gem been overlooked ?
nadav haber | jerusalem Israel | 04/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is obvious that Steve Coleman is not interested in labels - but in music. This cd is to jazzy to be strictly funk, to funky to be strictly jazz, and very African throughout. The rhythms may give the illusion of simple music - but when they are closely listened to, they are intricate and sophisticated. The melodies and harmonies sound like nothing else - completely original. You are warned that it is addictive !
This cd has Coleman and and the Five Elements playing beautifully and originally. The cast is impressive: David Gilmore (guitar), Reggie Washington (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums), James Weidman (keyboard), Andy Milne (keyboard). Special guests are Greg Osby (alto sax), Michael Wimberly (percussion), Don Byron (clarinet and bass clarinet), Lance Bryant (tenor sax), Cassandra Wilson (vocals), Camille Gainer (drums) and Meshell Johnson (bass).
If it is available - but it now !"