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My People
     

My People

by Joe Zawinul
 

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If one must indulge in categories, My People, featuring the Zawinul Syndicate and a United Nations coterie of guests, probably belongs on the vast world music shelf, the links to so-called jazz now so tenuous as to be nearly, but not quite, invisible. On the percolating "Slivovitz Trail," "Orient Express," "Many Churches," and the

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If one must indulge in categories, My People, featuring the Zawinul Syndicate and a United Nations coterie of guests, probably belongs on the vast world music shelf, the links to so-called jazz now so tenuous as to be nearly, but not quite, invisible. On the percolating "Slivovitz Trail," "Orient Express," "Many Churches," and the Caribbean-tinged cleverly titled "In an Island Way," the music does suggest earlier versions of the Syndicate, and Joe Zawinul's nostalgic evocations of Wayne Shorter on the Korg Pepe reach back even further. Otherwise, Zawinul is looking entirely toward ethnic cultures for musical sustenance. The musical structures are linear, the rhythms full of intricacies welded to Zawinul's love affair with the groove, the synthesizer textures usually sparer than ever. There are vocals in several languages by Zawinul's longtime colleague Salif Keita (for whom Zawinul produced a great album in 1991), Syndicate percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, a throat vocal specialist from South Siberia named Bolot, Thania Sanchez, Zawinul himself, and several others. When translated, the lyrics speak of joy and unity among the cultures, and there isn't any doubt that Zawinul's bubbling music feeds the message of uplift. Hear it; you purists may be jiggling along in spite of yourselves.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
Label:
Tone Center
UPC:
0026245404823
catalogNumber:
4048

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Performance Credits

Joe Zawinul   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,keyboard bass,Soloist
Salif Keita   Vocals,Soloist
Trilok Gurtu   Percussion
Bob Malach   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Philip Mossman   Trombone,Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Tal Bergman   Percussion,Drums,Hi Hat
Assitan Dembele   Background Vocals
Souleymanne Doumbia   Percussion
Djene Doumbouya   Background Vocals
Duke Ellington   Voices,Soloist,Spoken Word
Matthew Garrison   Bass
Gary Poulson   Guitar
Hector "Rudy" Regalado   Percussion
Kevin Richard   Percussion
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Cheick Tidiane Seck   Keyboards
Paco Sery   Percussion,Drums,Kalimba
Arto Tuncboyaciyan   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Soloist
Amit Chatterjee   Guitar
Robert Ponger   Overdubs
Burhan Öçal   Vocals,Soloist
Kenny OBrian   Background Vocals
Thania Sanchez   Vocals,Soloist
Lucho Avellaneda   Background Vocals
Reinhard Grube   Background Vocals
Osmane Kouyake   Guitar
Franz Schmuch   Background Vocals
Reinhard Ziegerhofer   Background Vocals
Richard Bona   Bass,Vocals,Soloist
Christian Seitz   Overdubs
Philipp Rottensteiner   Background Vocals,Musician

Technical Credits

Joe Zawinul   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Paul Ericksen   Engineer
Ivan Zawinul   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Drum Editing
Robert Ponger   Engineer
Thania Sanchez   Composer
Philippe Abadie   Engineer
Christian Seitz   Engineer

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