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

Tracks:
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

Personnel:
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

6 comments:

  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

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

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  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)

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

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

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