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Ode To The Living Tree by Andrew Cyrille Quintet

This is a recording which features David Murray and Oliver Lake. The session took place in Senegal, West Africa, and the pride and rediscovery the musicians experienced comes through in the music. There are eight pieces, two of which are drum compositions combining Cyrille's skills with that of African drummer Mor Thiam. They prove that the drum can communicate a lot more than just a beat. Besides the originals there are two Coltrane compositions, Mr. P.C. and A Love Supreme (Acknowledgement and Resolution).The songs convey a sense of getting in touch with a past that has impacted on the present in unknown but seemingly powerful way. Murray contributes one original, Dakar Darkness. Between the playing, the composing, and the passion, these semi-veterans put most of their younger contemporaries to shame, and illustrate what is lacking in most Young Lions- writing skills and originality.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Andrew Cyrille Quintet
  • CD Title: Ode To The Living Tree
  • Genre: Other
  • Year Released: 1997
  • Record Label: Unknown
  • Rating: Four Stars
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