Native Lands

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Drummer Will Calhoun's Native Lands is a rather ambitious effort and quite successful. The personnel changes on each selection, ranging from a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and trumpeter Wallace Roney to several duets, solo pieces for Will Calhoun on a variety of instruments, and even a 30-second statement on drums from two-year old Tateich Calhoun. The leader wrote the majority of the selections yet does not dominate, and his many illustrious sidemen have opportunities to stretch out. The post is post-bop jazz, sometimes looking towards Africa, always rhythmically interesting, and never dull or meandering. The accompanying DVD is part travelogue, part ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Drummer Will Calhoun's Native Lands is a rather ambitious effort and quite successful. The personnel changes on each selection, ranging from a quintet with tenor-saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and trumpeter Wallace Roney to several duets, solo pieces for Will Calhoun on a variety of instruments, and even a 30-second statement on drums from two-year old Tateich Calhoun. The leader wrote the majority of the selections yet does not dominate, and his many illustrious sidemen have opportunities to stretch out. The post is post-bop jazz, sometimes looking towards Africa, always rhythmically interesting, and never dull or meandering. The accompanying DVD is part travelogue, part documentary of the record dates, and also holds one's interest. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Halfnote Records
  • UPC: 616892452423
  • Catalog Number: 924524
  • Sales rank: 180,822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Afro Blue (9:17)
  2. 2 Pyramids (5:40)
  3. 3 Naked (6:40)
  4. 4 Nefertiti (9:31)
  5. 5 Ancient One First Born (0:25)
  6. 6 Tateich (4:12)
  7. 7 Umoja (7:20)
  8. 8 Emanation (2:55)
  9. 9 She (1:49)
  10. 10 Three Card Molly (6:09)
  11. 11 Push (4:16)
  12. 12 Dorita (5:50)
  13. 13 East (2:41)
  14. 14 Native Lands (6:03)
  15. 15 Echoes of Elvin (1:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Calhoun Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Pandeiro, electronic percussion
Naná Vasconcelos Percussion, Voices, Bells, Shaker, Hand Drums
Stanley Jordan Guitar
Wallace Roney Trumpet
John Benítez Bass
Kevin Eubanks Guitar
Marcus Miller Bass
Antoine Roney Soprano Saxophone
Pharoah Sanders Tenor Saxophone
Buster Williams Acoustic Bass
Orrin Evans Piano, Electric Piano
Technical Credits
Naná Vasconcelos Composer
Elvin Jones Composer
Stanley Jordan Composer
Wayne Shorter Composer
Wallace Roney Composer
John Benítez Arranger
Will Calhoun Arranger, Composer, Producer, drum programming, Loop
Kevin Eubanks Composer, Loop
Mongo Santamaría Composer
Jeff Levenson Executive Producer
Orrin Evans Arranger
Laurie Flannery Mastering
Quincy Troupe Liner Notes
Mos Def Composer
Steven Bensusan Executive Producer
Steve Vaccariello Cover Photo
Marcelo Munari Engineer
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