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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of a trio of RCA CDs taken from altoist Steve Coleman's week at Paris's Hot Brass Club, three of the six performances on this set "Finger of God," "Song of the Beginnings" and "Transits" are over 19 minutes long, and, with the exception of a rap on "The Initiate" and one during the last part of "Song of the Beginnings," this is a jazz set. On "Finger of God," Yassir Chadly's spiritual chant is followed by some intense Coleman alto over a drone by the keyboards. Other selections feature passionate free funk with plenty of Coleman alto and Ralph Alessi trumpet solos; Vijay Iyer's spooky keyboards and Miya Masaoka's koto are assets in the ensembles. Not everything works, ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of a trio of RCA CDs taken from altoist Steve Coleman's week at Paris's Hot Brass Club, three of the six performances on this set "Finger of God," "Song of the Beginnings" and "Transits" are over 19 minutes long, and, with the exception of a rap on "The Initiate" and one during the last part of "Song of the Beginnings," this is a jazz set. On "Finger of God," Yassir Chadly's spiritual chant is followed by some intense Coleman alto over a drone by the keyboards. Other selections feature passionate free funk with plenty of Coleman alto and Ralph Alessi trumpet solos; Vijay Iyer's spooky keyboards and Miya Masaoka's koto are assets in the ensembles. Not everything works, but one cannot fault Steve Coleman for stretching himself and taking chances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 743213169224
  • Catalog Number: 31692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mystic Dub (2:06)
  2. 2 Finger of God (24:37)
  3. 3 The Initiate (3:50)
  4. 4 Madras (3:43)
  5. 5 Song of the Beginnings (19:16)
  6. 6 Numerology (1:42)
  7. 7 Transits (20:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Coleman Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Ralph Alessi Trumpet
Josh Jones Percussion
Gene Lake Drums
Andy Milne Piano, Keyboards
Ramesh Shotham Percussion
Reggie Washington Bass
Vijay Iyer Keyboards
Miya Masaoka Koto
Yassir Chadly Percussion, Vocals
Laila Dancer
Technical Credits
Steve Coleman Producer
Alain Cluzeau Engineer
Daniel Baumgarten Executive Producer
Frédéric Goaty Liner Notes
Kokayi Lyricist
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