by Tribaljazz


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Tribaljazz certainly displays a lot of variety and versatility on their self-titled album from Hidden Beach. Some selections feature Art Ellis on alto playing hard bop, there are Afro-Cuban jazz numbers, a bit of folklyric music, and a couple of harmless rap pieces, including one that pays tribute to John Coltrane (with Ellis contributing some effective soprano-sax). Even Jim Morrison of the Doors makes a cameo appearance on "Riders on the Storm." In addition to Ellis, pianist Quinn Johnson takes a series of excellent solos, the percussionists are well featured, and the many vocalists do a fine job. Although not recommended to purists of any kind because there are several styles of music represented on Tribaljazz, sometimes on the same piece, everything they attempt works out. This CD is well worth checking out.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2006
Label: Hidden Beach
UPC: 0894096001009
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tribaljazz   Primary Artist
John Densmore   Percussion,Drums
Cassio Duarte   Conga
Art Ellis   Synthesizer,Flute,Piano,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Background Vocals,Sampled Bass
Michael Franti   Vocals
Miguel Rivera   Conga,Djembe,Shaker,cowbell
Marcel Adjibi   Vocals,talking drum
Osama Afifi   Bass
Aziz Fayet   Percussion,Vocals
Audra Cunningham   Background Vocals
Quinn Johnson   Synthesizer,Piano,Sampled Vibes
Fanny Franklin   Background Vocals
Alfre Woodard   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Doors   Composer
John Densmore   Arranger,Producer,Author
Art Ellis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Franti   Composer
Harlan Steinberger   Producer,Engineer
Franz Pusch   Engineer
Dale Voelker   Art Direction
Quinn Johnson   Arranger,Composer
Kevin Meeker   Engineer

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