Hamid Drake & Bindu - Bindu

Hamid Drake & Bindu - Bindu
Avantgarde, Jazz | Release: 2005 | Label: RogueArt (France)
MP3 @ 224 kbps H.Q. VBR | 44100Hz | Joint Stereo | 124 MB | Total Time: 73:57 | RS

Who could have imagined that Hamid Drake would wait such a long time before giving life to his first band - as a leader that is? As one of the most important drummers in Afro-American music's History, Drake is the guide to many musicians the world over while his rich, thorough, eclectic and fully controlled playing is used as the backbone to many orchestras. For ages, his numerous duets gave us a clear view of his music skills but this first recording as the leader of Bindu allows Hamid Drake the necessary space to fully display at last his own brilliant and original
expression. No matter how unusual the orchestra is (four reeds and a drum), we really are confronted here with a great band. Who else than Hamid Drake would have dared to pick such strong personalities as Ernest Dawkins and Greg Ward from Chicago, Daniel Carter and Sabir Mateen from New York, with no other goal and challenge than a meeting of pioneers willing to break new grounds? And what more beautiful introduction to this musical structure could be made than this duet with Nicole Mitchell and her refined, sparkling playing? It won't be difficult, in these circumstances, to forgive Hamid Drake for having taken his time so long before leading such a group. Hamid Drake, we thank you for honoring us with that perfect Rogue Art opening. Found On RogueArt.com

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Hamid Drake
Daniel Carter
Ernest Dawkins
Sabir Mateen
Greg Ward
Nicole Mitchell

Track list
1. Remembering Rituals (13:46)
2. Bindu #2 for Baba Fred Anderson (10:53)
3. A Prayer for the Bardo, for Baba Mechack Silas (8:37)
4. Meeting and Parting (11:09)
5. Born upon a Lotus (3:04)
6. Bindu #1 for Ed Blackwell (6:27)
7. Bindu #1 for Ed Blackwell, from Bindu to Ojas (6:08)
8. Do Khyentse's Journey, 139 years and more (13:27)

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