:::Bushman Song:::

Posted: Saturday, 31 March 2012 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , ,

On the surface, John Stubblefield and his compatriots offered a number of approaches (funk-fusion, Latin, calypso, swing) creativelyrendered. But careful listening revealed an all-too-telling commercial underbelly that put subtle though damaging constraints on the music. So while the leader had a passionate tenor outing (shades of the Pharoah Sanders of yesteryear) on the Trane-influenced "East,"and played some sinewy soprano on the Weather Report-like title cut and "Things," and keyboardist Geri Allen spotlighted her adept skills at imaginatively convoluting phrases over and around stated and implied bar lines (to say nothing of her solid chops overall), and the whole band illustrated solid facility as a group as well as individuals, overall, the album didn't reach the heights to which it aspired.
:::Review by Milo Fine:::

John Stubblefield - Bushman Song (1986)

A1 Serenade To The Mother Land 5:15
A2 Some Things Never Change 7:24
A3 Mwé Malad O 4:15 A4 Loss Of A Moment 3:28
B1 Bushman Song 7:15
B2 East Side - West Side 10:21
B3 Calypso Rose 4:09

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums, Percussion – Victor Lewis
Percussion – Mino Cinelu
Piano, Keyboards [Yamaha Dx-7] – Geri Allen
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John Stubblefield
Vocals – Mino Cinelu (tracks: A3)

5 komentarze:

  1. bobbysu says:

    thank you so much

  1. Miles says:

    Despite Stubblefield's track record, I really become more familiar with his solo work (what little there is of it). Thanks for the opportunity, Jazzlover.

  1. Wally says:

    Hi JL.
    Just discovered your blog. Absolutely amazing. Cant believe I hadn't found it before.

    Thanks you so much for all your work and some amazing music, much of which I have not heard before.

    It will take months to sort thru.

    Thanks again.

  1. jazzlover says:

    Miles and Wally, you are very welcome.
    Stay tuned!