Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano (2005)

From the album Spirits Walk by Steve Reid Ensemble, recorded in London 2005.

An uber-visceral, trance-centric celebration of Great Black Music ancient-to-modern—mixing up free improv, Afrobeat, the astral jazz of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane, North African Sufi music, early ’70s electric Miles, chicken shack B3 grooves, Gil Scott Heron and the Last Poets, and more, all of it laced with real time electronica—Spirit Walk is serious mindbending business, as in free your ass and your mind will follow. [source]

Track Listing: Lugano / Drum Story / Bridget / For Coltrane / Blind Tom / Which One? / Lions Of Juda / It Cannot Be True; Unity.

Personnel: Steve Reid – Drums, Voice / Kieran Hebden – Electronics / Boris Netsvetaev – Keyboards / John Edwards – Bass / Chuck Henderson – Soprano Saxophone / Neil Kleiner – Tenor Saxophone, Percussion / Nathaniel Catchpole – Tenor Saxophone / Tony Bevan – Bass Saxophone.

 

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