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Motherland Pulse
Steve Coleman
Motherland Pulse
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Alto saxist and composer Steve Coleman made his debut in 1985 on the German-recorded Motherland Pulse. In this rereleased box package, with its 24-bit remastering, his promise and talent shine through, indicating a visi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Steve Coleman
Title: Motherland Pulse
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Winter & Winter
Original Release Date: 1/1/1985
Re-Release Date: 9/4/2001
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025091900121

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Alto saxist and composer Steve Coleman made his debut in 1985 on the German-recorded Motherland Pulse. In this rereleased box package, with its 24-bit remastering, his promise and talent shine through, indicating a vision that may still be ahead of its time. Merging a crisp, tart alto-sax tone (shades of Gary Bartz) and harmonic sophistication with street-smart rhythms and compositional complexity, Coleman was revitalizing jazz for a new generation. Unlike his more celebrated peers who merely dredged up be-bop, Coleman was asserting a newer, more contemporaneous voice. Assisted by pianist Geri Allen, drummer "Smitty" Smith, and bassist Lonnie Plaxico, Coleman and fellow soloists' Graham Haynes and vocalist Cassandra Wilson play with a cool confidence and suave flair. Though future Coleman albums moved more in the hip-hop/funk direction, Motherland Pulse reveals the emergence of a decidedly jazz voice, joining old and new ideas with a hip, loose-limbed swing that sounds as fresh today as it did then. --Wally Shoup

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