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Ritual Beating System
     

Ritual Beating System

by Bahia Black
 
A musical rollercoaster from start to finish, Ritual Beating System jolts us with its abrupt mood changes, yet never really strays from a percussive Brazilian-oriented theme. After opening with the soft Brazilian pop-jazz of "Retrato Calado," Bahia Black dives into hard-edged Portuguese-language rap ("Capitao Do Asfalto") before embracing post-bop jazz on "The

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A musical rollercoaster from start to finish, Ritual Beating System jolts us with its abrupt mood changes, yet never really strays from a percussive Brazilian-oriented theme. After opening with the soft Brazilian pop-jazz of "Retrato Calado," Bahia Black dives into hard-edged Portuguese-language rap ("Capitao Do Asfalto") before embracing post-bop jazz on "The Seven Powers." Bahia's "all-star" lineup isn't exactly conventional -- percussionist Olodum (a highly regarded figure in Northeastern Brazil's Afro-Brazilian culture) and other Brazilian players are joined by fusion/post-bop greats Wayne Shorter (soprano sax) and Herbie Hancock (piano), as well as avant-garde explorer Henry Threadgill (flute) and George Clinton associate Bernie Worrell (organ). It takes an open-minded bunch to play something as pretty as "Guia Pro Congal" one minute and something as dissonant and abstract as the "outside" jazz number "Gwagwa O De" the next. And similarly, it will take open-minded listeners to fully appreciate this unpredictable CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/1992
Label:
AXIOM
UPC:
0731451085628
catalogNumber:
510856

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Performance Credits

Bahia Black   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Hammond Organ
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Wayne Shorter   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soprano (Vocal)
Olodum   Drums
Luiz C.S. Aves   Drums
Antonio Carlos S. Brito   Drums
Carlinhos Brown   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
David Chapman   Percussion
Luis C.M. Monteiro   Drums
Luis Moreira   Drums
Neiva   Drums
Jovino Santos Neto   Drums
Bartolomeu P. Nunes   Drums
Henry Threadgill   Flute
Tony "Funky Drummer" Walls   Drums,Metal Percussion
Lawrence Wright   Percussion
Gilmario M. De Andrade   Drums
Antonio Luis Alves de Souza   Drums
Jose de Souza   Drums

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Contributor
Bill Laswell   Producer
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
Oz Fritz   Engineer
Thi-Linh Le   Art Direction
Neiva   Contributor
Tony "Funky Drummer" Walls   Contributor
Larry Wright   Contributor
James Koehnline   Artwork

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