it's a good record and an AMAAAAZING piece. was stunned last summer seeing the same piece as on the record, performed in montreal.
― sean gramophone, Monday, 1 August 2011 05:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's come up a bit on the rolling jazz thread, yall.
the idiom is free jazz, more or less, with digressions into folk-song modes and pastiche of earlier jazz forms.
there are probably other more proximate free-jazz comparisons, but it also sounds very mingusy to me, just in the dramatic aspect to even some of the instrumental music, and obviously to the sing-talking.
at first listen i also thought she spent a 'lot of time' doing the sing-chanting about slavery, but now i would have to say it just overwhelms at first.
― j., Monday, 1 August 2011 06:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
this sounds like it would fulfill my Nicole Mitchell jones while being stylistically different, thanks for the heads up.
― sleeve, Monday, 1 August 2011 06:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
i've been trying to think of other comparisons which get to what i don't like about it, and i think the problem is it makes me think of henry cow, sorta
― thomp, Monday, 1 August 2011 09:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Brilliant album this, although I'm still absorbing it. Mingus is a good reference point. Her vocals have some of the commanding presence of June Tyson on classic Sun Ra sides, with a touch of Linda Sharrock's abandon. Most recent thing it reminds me of is William Parker's incredible Double Sunrise Over Neptune, or some of his stuff with Leena Conquest on vocals.
― Count Palmiro Vicarion (Stew), Monday, 1 August 2011 09:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
still playing 'coin coin ch1' on the regular, what an incredible work
― madame boo berry (donna rouge), Friday, 27 April 2012 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
me too, easily my favourite discovery of last year (thanks to this far too short thread)
― zappi, Friday, 27 April 2012 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink