Passion in Paradise

Passion in Paradise

by Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest
     
 
Although Steve Reid left his longtime gig with the Rippingtons to focus on his burgeoning solo career, the veteran percussion and soundscape master still draws joyfully from the Russ Freeman school of pop-jazz composing and producing. Not to mention Freeman's love for exotic imagery, as the title of Reid's latest, Passion in Paradise, might indicate. While the

Overview

Although Steve Reid left his longtime gig with the Rippingtons to focus on his burgeoning solo career, the veteran percussion and soundscape master still draws joyfully from the Russ Freeman school of pop-jazz composing and producing. Not to mention Freeman's love for exotic imagery, as the title of Reid's latest, Passion in Paradise, might indicate. While the liner notes listing of all his "toys" are a blast to read -- what is a jaycall Chinese bell tree? Seed Pods? Kokiriko? -- he pretty much lays back, providing a solid and steady percussion foundation for the lead instruments to frolic in. This is where Reid's expertise as an arranger comes in. On "Lovers Cove," he intertwines Tim Pierce's sharp electric guitar lines with the softer Godin classical guitar and vocalese of Steve Oliver, then allows the robust tenor of Jeff Kashiwa (also ex-Ripps) to trade thick riffs with Greg Adams' brash trumpet. Titles like "Midnight Rendezvous" and "Comfort Zone" pretty much sum up the story overall. The first is a showcase for Brian Culbertson's bright, easy funk piano approach, while the other is a strutting tune which rolls along typically until Adams washes in with a moody horn wash which changes the vibe and tempo. The soundscape solo "Bahia Breeze" is a nice touch, a playful romp on the jungle jam.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/1999
Label:
Domo Records
UPC:
0724384748920
catalogNumber:
47489

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest   Primary Artist
Steve Reid   Percussion,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Liz Constantine   Vocals
Brian Culbertson   Piano
Roger Friend   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums
Dave Hooper   Drums,Snare Drums
Jeff Kashiwa   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,EWI
Steve Oliver   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Tim Pierce   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Brian Ray   Track Performer
Tim Redfield   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Kim Stone   Bass
Paul Taylor   Soprano Saxophone
Dave Kochanski   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Mellotron,fender rhodes
Greg Adams   Trumpet
Kim Hansen   fender rhodes
Marcellina Hawthorne   Vocals
Mel Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Steve Reid   Producer,Engineer
George Landress   Engineer
Dave Kochanski   Arranger
Farris Hodo   Engineer
Rickard Eklund   Engineer

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