Κυριακή, 7 Απριλίου 2013

Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph The World at Peace, Music for 12 Musicians [1995]


Picture a 12-piece orchestra with percussion from Africa, the Americas, India, and the Middle East; a rainbow of wind instruments (shenai, musette, kudu horn, bass clarinet, tuba, saxophone, trumpet, flute); and ethereal strings (cello, harp, violin, and classical acoustic and electric MIDI guitar). Now, picture a seamless integration of those textures and tones, a ritual celebration of live trance beats, shamanistic polyrhythms, melodies with wings, drum skins on fire, space and silence between thick brush strokes of color.
The compositions are as harmonically elegant as any score in the Duke Ellington catalog. At once earthy and cosmic, Lateef & Rudolph's two-CD set transcends the myopia of genre-based thinking. Reaffirming the power of the creative spirit, The World at Peace offers up pure expression as a source of positivity and wonderment. Its cultural import spans the planet. 
 




                                       

                                    Enjoy!   CD1  CD2

 

 

6 σχόλια:

Harvey Dog είπε...

Thank you for sharing this great piece of music! John

Fantis Bastunis είπε...

Glad you like it John!

Alexandre Napoli είπε...

Wow! Thank you very much. I watched Lateef's gig here in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011, and it was just amazing. The guy was 91 years old at the time. Fantastic!

Fantis Bastunis είπε...

I wish I had seen him live too.Lateef is a living legend!

jazznote89 είπε...

thank you Fantis

Alexander Schmidt είπε...

Could you re up please re up this gem! Just discovered it on the utube.
You have created a great blog, but hardly any recent posts. Are you hibernating?
Ευχαριστώ, Fantis!
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