Now Is Another Time

Now Is Another Time

by David Murray


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Saxophonist David Murray continues his cross genre initiatives on this undeniably exciting, 2003 release Now Is Another Time. With this effort, the artist enlists his longtime running mates, trumpeter Hugh Ragin and baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett to complement a huge cast of Cuban musicians. This large ensemble Latin jazz extravaganza packs a mighty blow, from beginning to end. Here, the band churns out radiant, multi-layered horn arrangements atop the Cuban masters' sweltering percussion grooves and the soloists' blaring exchanges. They integrate punctual choruses into the grand mix, to coincide with the band's bold, brassy sound and thrusting impetus. Furthermore, Murray is in top form, evidenced by his climactically driven soloing endeavors -- where he peaks within the upper registers -- via an unrelenting pace. It's all about perpetual motion topped off with a festive sentiment, marked by oscillating Afro-Cuban grooves and a few poignant interludes here and there. But the musicians also utilize space to their advantage, where they often allow any given soloist, ample breathing room to reconfigure previously explored themes. Folks, this is the real deal. An awe-inspiring effort, indeed!

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2003
Label: Justin Time Records
UPC: 0068944016129
catalogNumber: 161
Rank: 174640

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Murray   Primary Artist,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Hamiet Bluiett   Baritone Saxophone
Craig Harris   Trombone
Hugh Ragin   Trumpet
Emilio Morales   Piano
Giraldo Piloto   Drums
Tony Perez   Piano
Jose Luis Cortez   Flute
Elpidio Chapottin   Trumpet
Carmelo Andrés   Trumpet
Orlando Sanchez   Tenor Saxophone
Sergio Luna Longchamp   Trombone
Irving Michel Acao Sierra   Tenor Saxophone
Luis Miguel Guerra Crespo   Piano
Leonardo Alarcon Henville   Trombone
Alexander Brown Cabrera   Trumpet
Cristobal Ferrer   Trumpet
Cesar Lopez Martinez   Alto Saxophone
Ernesto Varona Rodriguez German   Alto Saxophone
Velasco Urdeliz   Alto Saxophone
Orlando Sanchez Soto   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Amaury Perez Rodriguez   Trombone
Jose Luis Quintana Fuerte   Timbales
Jorge Luis Guerra   Guiro
Kahil Ikshr Smith   Flute
Feliciano Arango Noa   Bass
Carcasses Colon   Piano
Bacillio Bernardo Marquez Richards   Trombone
Rafael Gavilan   Trombone
Moises Marquez Loyva   Baritone Saxophone
Heikel Fabian Triminio   Trombone
Boris Sarmiento   Trombone
Adel Gonzales Gomez   Conga
Olivier Valdes Rey   Drums
Narciso Jorge   Bass
Reyes Hernandez   Bass
Roberto Julio   Piano
German Fermin   Alto Saxophone
Valazco Urdeliz   Alto Saxophone
Denis Cuni Rodriguez   Trombone
Tomas Ramos Ortiz   Conga
Sergio Ricardo Luna   Trombone

Technical Credits

David Murray   Producer
Jim West   Executive Producer
Valerie Malot   Producer
Jacques Denis   Liner Notes

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