- Audio CD (22 Mar 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Blue Note
- ASIN: B0001HOY1S
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,890 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|2. With (Exit)|
|3. With (Exit) (Alternate Take)|
The title track had me wondering--why did he pick that title? So I sort of listened with a 1492 backdrop. And I could actually see certain scenes--the conquistadors rowing up to shore and striding across the beach, a battle scene, a lenthy pursuit through the jungle, the eerie quiet of the devastation of some Indian city--while listening to the different parts of the music. I'm not usually trippy that way, but there you go. It was quite enjoyable.
Back on earth, I should mention that the music is free, but not totally out there. There are recurring motifs and certain areas where they get a sort of Latin rhythmic thing going on. The horns drop out quite a bit and leave Cecil--who has a very high-pitched clattering raindrop thing going on a lot--with the rhythm section. The drummer, Cyrille Taylor, is fantastic. The bassist, Henry Grimes, rarely plays conventionally, but usually bows his bass in this really high-pitched whirring way, sort of like an oscillator or a flanger. It started to bug me a bit. I'm not sure if with repeated listenings it will bug me more or less. After about 17 minutes, I started to think that the song had better wind down pretty darn soon, and bizarrely it did, two seconds later! So I guess it's just about the right length for me.
Track two was also good, but I didn't wander the mind gardens nearly as much.
Anyway, there is a lot of contrast on this album and it's really good if you like out there stuff. Check it out!
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