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All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Mirrors musical director Gabrielle Roth takes her Five Rhythms see Roth bio onto the pavement and out into the steely nights of the city. Acoustic drums and percussion still set the trance-dance beats, but touches of electricity bass, synth, drum programs have infiltrated the hypnotic cadences. The result is an album more for pure dance fun! than for moving through emotional catharsis. Indeed, Roth's usual slogan, "Sweat your prayers," is slightly altered to "Dance your heart out and your ass off -- into the zone." The title cut is a slinky, almost spooky, version of her typical belly-dance "flowing" movement. Listening to this cut, one can easily see how the flowing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Mirrors musical director Gabrielle Roth takes her Five Rhythms see Roth bio onto the pavement and out into the steely nights of the city. Acoustic drums and percussion still set the trance-dance beats, but touches of electricity bass, synth, drum programs have infiltrated the hypnotic cadences. The result is an album more for pure dance fun! than for moving through emotional catharsis. Indeed, Roth's usual slogan, "Sweat your prayers," is slightly altered to "Dance your heart out and your ass off -- into the zone." The title cut is a slinky, almost spooky, version of her typical belly-dance "flowing" movement. Listening to this cut, one can easily see how the flowing movement will catalyze the emotion of fear -- very shadowy. "Downtown" includes the cool, muted jazz trumpet of Chris Botti, the funky bass of Sergio Bandao, and Roth's sultry voice coaxing, "Let's dance." The lively "Buffalo Dream" gallops in a 6/8 chaos cadence, but it has a Native American feel to it. "Avenue A" is a breathless run amid the streets and wires of the city, while "Jamu" returns to a slinkier blues chaos rhythm with Jai Uttal on guitars and synth and Mindy Jostyn on harmonica and vocals. The album ends with the smoldering stillness of "Drifting"; Mark Shulman is featured on the wailing guitar. If you've seen and danced to Roth's Wave video, you'd know how much Roth is a creature of the Village; this album celebrates the mysteries of the city while still staking claim to the soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/1997
  • Label: Raven
  • UPC: 736998597122
  • Catalog Number: 5971
  • Sales rank: 158,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tracks (6:55)
  2. 2 Zone Unknown (5:56)
  3. 3 Downtown (4:38)
  4. 4 Buffalo Dream (5:12)
  5. 5 Avenue a (4:18)
  6. 6 Jamu (6:11)
  7. 7 Tribe (5:40)
  8. 8 Drifting (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gabrielle Roth Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Mark Egan Bass
Youth Bass
Carl Adami Synthesizer
Robert Ansell Drums, Bata, Shaker, Tone Box, Concert Toms
Cyro Baptista Percussion
Joe Bonadio Dumbek
Chris Botti Trumpet
Rocky Bryant Drums
Steve Dwire Bass
Geoffrey Gordon Tabla, Tambourine, Tambur
Harvey Jones Synthesizer
Mindy Jostyn Harmonica, Vocals
Lenny Kaye Guitar
Roger Moutenot Guitar, Guitar (7 String Electric)
David Rosenberg Drums
Jai Uttal Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar
Allison Cornell Violin, Viola
Sanga of the Valley Percussion, Bongos, Bells, Blocks, Jimbae, Asheiko
Benny Koonyevtsky Log Drums
Sahaj Ticotin Bass, Vocals
Bob Een Cello
Michael Markus Jun-Jun
Joe Brandao Percussion, Hi Hat
Sahaj Spiegel Tabla, Duggis, Tarang
Technical Credits
Gabrielle Roth Producer, Musical Director
Robert Ansell Producer
Scott Ansell Producer, Engineer, Engineering
Steve Dwire drum programming
Rob Paustian Engineer
A.T. Michael MacDonald Mastering
Greg Wittrock Cover Design
Shelby Rae Cover Art
David Robbins Engineer
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