Enter the Mowo!

Enter the Mowo!

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by Mocean Worker
     
 
The modern technique of combining the dead with the living in music is most often used for evil (Nat King and Natalie Cole dueting on "Unforgettable" anyone?). But on his fourth album, Adam Dorn comes correct, combining the sampled flute chops of Rahsaan Roland Kirk with the

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The modern technique of combining the dead with the living in music is most often used for evil (Nat King and Natalie Cole dueting on "Unforgettable" anyone?). But on his fourth album, Adam Dorn comes correct, combining the sampled flute chops of Rahsaan Roland Kirk with the live playing of Frenchman Franck Gauthier of Rinôçérôse on the oddly titled "Shamma Lamma Ding Dong." Odd because the music doesn't evoke the '50s doo wop implied by the name, but rather a groovy jazz trip in line with everyone from jazz great Donald Byrd to modern architect Carl Craig (specifically his Detroit Experiement project). The '40s to '60s jazz vibe is all over this record, with the ghost of Nina Simone appearing on "Blackbird," in addition to a dozen living artists, including saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and vocalist Ambrosia Parsley, the later of whom appears on one of the albums few non-jazz offerings, the Lamb-esq melancholy of "I'll Take the Woods." Another jazz-less moment comes on the arid "Float," which features the formless voice of Jane Monheit, as well as guitarist Dan Seta, doing his best version of U2's The Edge à la The Unforgettable Fire. All of which might be more or less compelling than the juke-joint rev-up of "Chick a Boom Boom Boom" or "Right Now," depending on if you want to bop or drift. Either way, Dorn offers exactly the mood you need.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Sin-Drome Records
UPC:
0825005931926
catalogNumber:
9319

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mocean Worker   Primary Artist
Nina Simone   Vocals
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Flute
McCann   Sampling
Houston Person   Saxophone
Bill Frisell   Guitar
Curtis Fowlkes   Trombone
Clark Gayton   Trombone
David "Fathead" Newman   Saxophone
Hal Willner   Turntables
Briggan Krauss   Baritone Saxophone
Dan Seta   Guitar
Steven Bernstein   Trumpet
Ambrosia Parsley   Vocals
Jane Monheit   Vocals
Franck Gauthier   Flute

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Martin Brumbach   Producer,Engineer
Adam Dorn   Producer
Herbert E Sacker   Composer

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Enter the Mowo! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blackbird ALONE is worth the the purchase...then throw in any other of the 11 remaining tracks. I heard Shamma Lamma Ding Dong on NPR...worthwhile addition to any library.