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3.81 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Voiceprint (Blind From The Facts) 5:46
2. Pagan 6:26
3. Mombasa 8:03
4. Tikal 3:06
5. In The City Of Red Dust 5:37
6. Rain 6:28
7. Ba-Ya 6:02
8. Warriors 9:22
9. Out Of Adedara 5:07

Line-up / Musicians

Bass, Mastered By [Coordination And Cosultation] - Daniel Schwartz
Guitar - Gregg Arreguin
Keyboards - Jeff Rona
Keyboards, Percussion [Sampled], Programmed By [Programming] - Jeff Rona
Percussion, Percussion [Sampled] - Adam Rudolph
Trumpet, Keyboards, Composed By, Producer - Jon Hassell

Releases information

CD: Opal Records/ Warner Bros. Records
7599-26153-2 (Europe),Warner Bros. Records 9 26153-2 (US), All Saints ASCD11 (UK,1992), All Saints HNCD 1483 (1992,UK, alternative cover)

LP: Land Records LAND 11 (UK), Opal Records 9 26153-1 (US),

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
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4 stars I see that Jon Hassell is listed here under "Jazz/Rock Fusion". I'm not sure that most of his works would fall into that category, or any category for that matter, but this one definitely does fit there.

The style reminds me greatly of Miles Davis' experiments in rock/funk/jazz fusion. If you listen past the extreme computerized treatments of Hassell's trumpet, his phrasing and solo style is very reminiscent of Miles' later works. And it doesn't hurt that bassist Daniels Schwartz here sounds similar to Marcus Miller.

Best track: While I enjoy the entire album, I would have to single out Warriors, one of the most aggressive Hassell pieces I've heard, as my favorite.

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