a ritual thunder, a primal explosion of mallet instrument and big drums, progressing from an 11-beat pattern to a 6-beat vamp that's resonant with echoes of Mother Africa;
2. "Twinke Toes",
a dainty,light-hearted waltz, animated by a timpani bass line;
speaks of the Afro-Cuban clave and ancient desert carvans, as thematic variations lead to heated exchanges between trap drums, hi-hat and timbales;
4. "January V"
recalls the passing of Charles Mingus with the tolling of bells and rolling waves;
5. "The Glorious Monster"
is punctuated by a dreamy musical saw and a fervent set of variations on the concert toms;
6. "Rumble in the Jungle",
inspired by Muhammad Ali's triumph over George Foreman in a boxing ring in Zaire. The percolating glow of eight notes revolves around some Fender Basslike drop steps on the marimbas. In a wry musical aside, the mallets chant a theme familiar to cartoonaholics the world over : "George, George, George of the jungle, friend of you and me..." before giving way to a snare/bass drum rumble;
is pure impressionsm, as birds and insects, man and beast rise to the sun and slowly step into the rhythm of their village life.
a blues jamboree, until a parade rhythm rises to a second line strut with a chorus of amens from the marimbas and steel drums.
| Качество: eac, ape, log, cue. art |