Friday, September 17, 2010

Graham Haynes - Transition

Where Miles Davis  left off in the recording studio just before his death, cornetist Graham Haynes picks up, continuing to explore the controversial marriage between mainstream jazz and hip-hop rhythms. With the swipe of a scratch turntable, John Coltrane's "Transition" is sent reeling into the hip-hop age (who is to say that the ever-curious Coltrane  wouldn't be dabbling in hip-hop if he were still alive?), as do a number of Haynes originals. Yet Haynes also has other fusions and revivals on his mind, sometimes reaching back to Miles'  nearly forgotten mid-'70s "jungle band" for fuel. "Walidiya" throws Middle Eastern vocals and a sitar into a lengthy, mesmerizing procession, overseen by Haynes' far-off cornet and Steve Williamson's soprano sax. Haynes even successfully revives one of Miles' least-imitated experiments, the wah-wah-pedal trumpet (or in this case, cornet), on "Mars Triangle Jupiter" and "Freestylin.'" - by Richard S. Ginell, AMG

Artist: Graham Haynes
Album: Transition
Year: 1995
Label: The Cross With The Circle
Runtime: 57:00

1.  Transition (John Coltrane) 8:00
2.  South Node Of The Moon In Pisces (Graham Haynes) 5:28
3.  Walidiya (Check Tidiane-Seck/A. Anabi) 11:57
4.  Mars Triangle Jupiter (Graham Haynes) 7:10
5.  Harmonic Convergence (Brandon Ross) 8:36
6.  Freestylin' (Graham Haynes) 7:42
7.  Facing The East (Bheki Mseleku) 5:06
8.  Com Que Voz (L. De Camoes./A. Oulman) 2:59

Graham Haynes (Cornet)
Steve Williamson (Saxophone)
Vernon Reid (Guitar)
Jean-Paul Bourelly (Guitar)
Brandon Ross (Guitar)
DJ Logic (Turntables)
Daniel Moreno (Percussion)
Jorge Amorim (Percussion)
Lonnie Plaxico (Bass Guitar)
Fred Alias (Drums)
Marc Lindhal (Samples, Programming)
Cheick Tidiane-Seck (Keyboards) - 3
Amina Alaoui (Vocals) - 3
Daisy Paradi (Sitar) - 3
Vera Montero (Vocals) - 8


  1. my brotha thank you. Never heard of him, but I always liked Doo-Bop. If this is a continuation of that, I am eager to check it out

  2. Thanks. I've just took a chance to listen this album. Excellent!

  3. when u r down to rapids then it means u r on the last worst leg... I suspect this guy(s) is worth much more than slow unreliable (these days) "rapids", but regrettably I am wading through slow rapids to listen and know him... but on paper he looks really good. (and really Itr's efforts to describe lights on paper is truly appreciated... i only try to sound like i know music... i am here for an education as well)

  4. can you please re post this rarety ?...
    THX !!!....

  5. very kind of you !...Big THX !....
    P.S. love ''into the rhythm''...THX Again



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