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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Lots of records are touted as breakthroughs by the hype machines and spinmasters, but this one really is -- a marvelously playful and, above all, musical fusion of the old jazz verities and newer currents swirling around the 1990s. "Buckshot LeFonque" was a pseudonym for Cannonball Adderley in the 1950s, and you'll squint long and hard trying to find Branford's name on the jacket and cover except for the tiny note, "Produced by B. Marsalis." Maybe he was hedging his bets against the expected and received flak from the jazz purists, but the reality is that he has found a brilliant way to fuse hip-hop rhythms with mainstream jazz licks without compromising either idiom....
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Lots of records are touted as breakthroughs by the hype machines and spinmasters, but this one really is -- a marvelously playful and, above all, musical fusion of the old jazz verities and newer currents swirling around the 1990s. "Buckshot LeFonque" was a pseudonym for Cannonball Adderley in the 1950s, and you'll squint long and hard trying to find Branford's name on the jacket and cover except for the tiny note, "Produced by B. Marsalis." Maybe he was hedging his bets against the expected and received flak from the jazz purists, but the reality is that he has found a brilliant way to fuse hip-hop rhythms with mainstream jazz licks without compromising either idiom. The best number is a lovely setting of Maya Angelou's poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, with absolutely gorgeous soprano by Marsalis, some great Miles-tinged muted trumpet from Roy Hargrove, and Angelou reciting her words against the big electronic backbeat. The free-thinking Branford also injects real funk into Elton John's "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters"; throws in a little reggae, rap, and lots of sampling; gets down and dirty with Kevin Eubanks' slide guitar on the truckin' cut "Some Cow Fonque"; and unifies most of the package with a couple of recurring, catchy riffs and touches of horseplay. The only misfire is a totally incongruous, totally dull soul ballad called "Ain't It Funny" sung by Tammy Townsend that sounds as if someone suddenly switched CDs on your changer. Nevertheless, regardless of what the neo-boppers might say, this is a more imaginative record than any of Branford's estimable straight jazz projects -- and a lot more fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645732329
  • Catalog Number: 57323

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting... - Branford Marsalis (1:14)
  2. 2 The Blackwidow Blues - Delfeayo Marsalis (6:10)
  3. 3 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Branford Marsalis (8:05)
  4. 4 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Fikre Asmamaw (4:49)
  5. 5 Wonders and Signs - Blackheart (5:34)
  6. 6 Ain't It Funny - Charles Morris (6:45)
  7. 7 Some Cow Fonique (More Tea, Vigar?) - Dar Jones (5:12)
  8. 8 Some Shit @ 78 BPM (The Scr tch Opera) - Branford Marsalis (2:10)
  9. 9 Hotter Than Hot - Blackheart (4:20)
  10. 10 Breakfast @ at Denny's - Branford Marsalis (6:25)
  11. 11 Shoot the Piano Player - Delfeayo Marsalis (0:10)
  12. 12 No Pain, No Gain - Rob "Wacko" Hunter (5:27)
  13. 13 Sorry, Elton - Delfeayo Marsalis (0:26)
  14. 14 ...And We Out - Branford Marsalis (2:08)
  15. 15 Breatfast at Denny's (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buckshot LeFonque Primary Artist
Nils Lofgren Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Albert Collins Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Roy Hargrove Trumpet
Kenny Kirkland Piano, Keyboards
Robert Hurst Bass, Track Performer, Acoustic Bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Maya Angelou Vocals
David Barry Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Mino Cinelu Percussion
DJ Premier scratching, Drums
Kim Edwards-Brown Background Vocals
Kevin Eubanks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
Matt Finders Trombone
Chuck Findley Trombone, Trumpet
Ray Fuller Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bobette Jamison-Harrison Background Vocals
Darryl Jones Bass, Electric Bass
Larry Kimpel Bass
Branford Marsalis Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Delfeayo Marsalis Piano, Trombone
Frank McComb Vocals
Charles Morris Drums
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards, Moog Bass
Vicki Randle Percussion
Victor Wooten Electric Bass
Marsalis Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Uptown Vocals
Rob "Wacko" Hunter Drums
Peter Hunstein Sampling
Benjamin Austin Sampling
Serlewowgel Solomon Vocals, Background Vocals, Amharic
Alexander Assefa Vocals, Background Vocals, Amharic
Fikre Asmamaw Vocals, Background Vocals, Amharic
Blackheart Vocals
Dar Jones Track Performer
Chuck Morris Drums
Technical Credits
Steven Berkowitz Executive Producer
DJ Premier Programming, Producer, drum programming, beats
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
Kim Green Cover Design, Cover Art
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Branford Marsalis Composer, Producer, drum programming
Delfeayo Marsalis Liner Notes
Patrick Smith Engineer
Victor Wooten Composer
Arnold Levine Art Direction
Rob "Wacko" Hunter Engineer
Ann Marie Wilkins Management
Bernie Brundman Mastering
Chris E. Martin Composer
Blackheart Programming, Producer
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