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Poll Question: WHich of these is your favourite?
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2 [8.33%]
8 [33.33%]
8 [33.33%]
1 [4.17%]
2 [8.33%]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 04:24
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
 
 
Yeah, but for some reasond HH chooses to do electronics himself, and its's a lot more prominent and Kraut-y" than when Gleeson was doing it.
 
 
 
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 05:20
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:


Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.Crossings for me. Desert island album.


Bennie Maupin and Julian Priester also put out albums with Gleeson and many of the others on board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 05:41
^Yep. Both great too. Love, Love doesn't feature Herbie, though. And if that one Bennie's The Jewel in the Lotus makes you hungy for more, check out Buster Williams somewhat related Pinnacle. Not as fantastic, but really good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 14:33
No votes for Mwandishi yet! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 14:41
Truthfully, if there weren't easy out options and we absolutely had to choose one of the three, I would have gone Mwandishi. Ostinatio (Suite for Angela) is fantastic! It's the only song out of the nine that I can recognize and somewhat digest at this point. Hm. It'll take more work, but that's okay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 15:02
Crossings!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 19:55

Sextant for me.  Special album...it's the first one I heard of the three.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 00:07
I voted on Mwandishi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 02:32
Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:


Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.Crossings for me. Desert island album.


Bennie Maupin and Julian Priester also put out albums with Gleeson and many of the others on board.
 
 
Anotherthing that makes the Mwandishi music so relevant with Bitches Brew is Maupin's bass clarinets laying foundation layers od wind instruments. That gives such a depth to the rest of the music.
 
You'll clearly hear Zappa working with this thing in Grand Wazoo and Jawaka
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 02:34
 ^ yep
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2009 at 17:45
mwandishi by far...
 
parts of crossings i like...but sextant is a bit to indigestable for me at this point...i like my jazz jazzy lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2009 at 18:14
After further review, Sextant. Hornets is absolutely brilliant.
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