Jazz in the Present Tense

Jazz in the Present Tense

by Solsonics
     
 

The jazz/hip-hop and acid-jazz schools continue to generate interesting, if erratic projects. The Solsonics' instrumentals and reworkings and incorporation of such jazz classics as Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay" and Ahmad Jamal's "Superstition" are intriguing, featuring fine solos from saxophonist …  See more details below

Overview

The jazz/hip-hop and acid-jazz schools continue to generate interesting, if erratic projects. The Solsonics' instrumentals and reworkings and incorporation of such jazz classics as Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay" and Ahmad Jamal's "Superstition" are intriguing, featuring fine solos from saxophonist Jim Akimoto, trumpeter Elliot Caine, keyboardist Mike Boito and special guests like guitarist Norman Brown. When lyrics and vocalists are included, the quality dips, mainly because they didn't find a lyricist whose contributions matched their playing skills. But their spirit, intensity and interaction are so good that it's easy to overlook the trite lines and lightweight vocals.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724382810421
catalogNumber:
28104

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solsonics   Primary Artist
Norman Brown   Guitar,scat
Jim Akimoto   Saxophone
Joey Altruda   Bass
A.J. Barish   Guitar
Mike Boito   Keyboards
Arnold Brown   Rap
Elliot Caine   Trumpet
Keith Ciancia   Keyboards
Jez Colin   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards
Octavio Comacho   Saxophone
Derrick Davis   Flute,Saxophone
Karime Harris   Vocals
Sharon Harris   Keyboards
Josh Koslow   Trumpet
Willie McNeil   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Louis Metoyer   Guitar
Emile Poree   Guitar
David Ralicke   Percussion
Richard Regueira   Percussion,Drums
Janelle Starks   Vocals
Pam Starks   Vocals
Susan Stovall   Vocals
Mark Tunkara   Vocals
Kevin Williams   Vocals
DJ Greyboy   Turntables

Technical Credits

Jez Colin   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Willie McNeil   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Jez Collins   Producer
Willie McNeil   Producer

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