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From the Nile

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Derf Reklaw hmm, wonder what his birth name could possibly be? is a percussionist who straddles hard bop, free jazz, and world music, all three genres heavily influencing 1998's masterful From the Nile. More than just another African-influenced light jazz record to play in the background of funky but chic boutiques, these ten lengthy songs are challenging, forceful music that use their Brazilian, Haitian, and African elements not as color, but as the building blocks of the songs themselves. The songs are built on tricky polyrhythms from Reklaw and up to four other drummers with only the most minimal of melodic accompaniment -- a little trumpet, some guitar most of it in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Derf Reklaw hmm, wonder what his birth name could possibly be? is a percussionist who straddles hard bop, free jazz, and world music, all three genres heavily influencing 1998's masterful From the Nile. More than just another African-influenced light jazz record to play in the background of funky but chic boutiques, these ten lengthy songs are challenging, forceful music that use their Brazilian, Haitian, and African elements not as color, but as the building blocks of the songs themselves. The songs are built on tricky polyrhythms from Reklaw and up to four other drummers with only the most minimal of melodic accompaniment -- a little trumpet, some guitar most of it in the heavily rhythmic Nigerian style, and a touch of piano are the only thing keeping this from being all drums, all the time. Reklaw and the other vocalists declaim and chant the lyrics in a variety of languages over the rhythms, giving the whole album a sort of incantatory, almost religious feel that's quite impressive. From the Nile is strictly for world music fans, but it's much better than a lot of the watered-down polyglot pop that passes for world music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1998
  • Label: Ubiquity
  • UPC: 780661103615
  • Catalog Number: 11036
  • Sales rank: 263,143

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sunrise on the Nile (9:19)
  2. 2 It's Hot as Haiti (6:16)
  3. 3 Awakening into Awareness (7:19)
  4. 4 Tresguanco (3:47)
  5. 5 Hannibal (9:19)
  6. 6 Jugs, Da Position (3:23)
  7. 7 We See (5:16)
  8. 8 Watusi Wu/Break of the Century (6:01)
  9. 9 Olé (11:34)
  10. 10 Carnival (7:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Derf Reklaw-Raheem Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Conductor, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Michael Harris Trumpet
Billy Higgins Drums
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet
Munyungo Jackson Multi Instruments
Don Littleton Drums, Tumba, Cascara
Leon Mobley Conga, Djembe
Ronald Muldrow Guitar
Nick Smith Piano
Jeff Littleton Bass
Zuri Vocals
Reggie Carson Bass
Da Pie 3.13 Mag Vocals
Dwight Trible Vocals
Trevor Ware Bass, Claves, Acoustic Bass
Lui Lui Satterfield Electric Bass, Djun-Djun
John Rangel Piano, Marimbas
Technical Credits
Michael McDonald Mastering
Mark V. Engineer
Derf Reklaw-Raheem Arranger, Director, Poetry, Producer
Kamau Daa'ood Poetry
Zuri Vocal Arrangements
Mimi Archie Sound Effects
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