March of the Jazz Guerillas

March of the Jazz Guerillas

by Babatunde Lea
     
 

This exciting set by percussionist Babatunde Lea ranges from Afro-Cuban jazz to interplay by the three horn players that is reminiscent of Charles Mingus' bands. There is no letup in the intensity and passion, even on slower numbers, and the use of repetition is inspired, never outlasting its welcome.See more details below

Overview

This exciting set by percussionist Babatunde Lea ranges from Afro-Cuban jazz to interplay by the three horn players that is reminiscent of Charles Mingus' bands. There is no letup in the intensity and passion, even on slower numbers, and the use of repetition is inspired, never outlasting its welcome. Pianist Hilton Ruiz, trumpeter Kahlil Shaheed, and trombonist Angela Wellman all have their spots, but tenor saxophonist Richard Howell takes honors among the sidemen, not just for his solos but for his vocalizing on a few numbers, particularly "The Creator Has a Master Plan" and "Nature Boy." The stirring ensembles and heated rhythms make this a particularly memorable outing that is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2000
Label:
Ubiquity
UPC:
0780661106227
catalogNumber:
11062
Rank:
107002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Babatunde Lea   Primary Artist,Percussion,Conga,Drums,Bells,Claves,Chant,cowbell,Guiro,Agogo Bell,Hinedewho
Hilton Ruiz   Piano
Bill Summers   Percussion
Alex Blake   Bass
David Frazier   Percussion,Bata
Richard Howell   Percussion,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Chant,talking drum
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion,Conga,Triangle,Chekere,Bata,Shaker,Udu
Spencer Allen   Piano

Technical Credits

Pete Carlson   Engineer
John Cuniberti   Mastering
Annalee Valencia   Art Direction
Oliver DiCiccio   Engineer
Babatunde Lea   Producer

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