Conjure - Bad Mouth (CD)
Release Date: 04/07/09
2CDs of intense Latin-funk riffs and tunes that underscore Reed's poetry, which is moving, tender, explosive and political.
ISHMAEL REED, DAVID MURRAY, KIP HANRAHAN, LEO NOCENTELLI, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART, FERNANDO SAUNDERS, ANTHONY COX, YOSVANNI TERRY, PEDRO MARTINEZ, BILLY BANG, HORACIO EL NEGRO HERNANDEZ, ROBBY AMEEN, RICHIE FLORES, DAFNIS PRIETO Musical director Kip Hanrahan instigates some of the most visionary, funky, bluesy modern world music amalgams on record with Bad Mouth, alongside his sonic congregation, Conjure. ...a stew of R&B, blues, Haitian music, jazz, rock and Latin grooves that makes the word 'eclectic' seem a poor adjective....A huge elevating factor in the sound is Billy Bang's violin, rising like a snake out of the guitar grooves, followed by David Murray's unrestrained tenor sax, going for broke and roaring in an inspired fashion over the rock-steady bass/guitar drums rhythm. Hear this recording and you'll be thanking the earth for Kip Hanrahan, Ishmael Reed, David Murray and Conjure. Magnificent! Ishmael Reed is the Charlie Parker of American fiction.' - Max Roach
|Label: AMERICAN CLAVE|
|Run Time: 91:20 mins|