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World of Drums & Percussion

World Of Drums & Percussion


While the title may make one believe this CD consists solely of drum solos and rhythm patterns, this is an oversimplification. Each track is a full band lineup providing intriguing and challenging performances of which the traps are only an elemental portion. The gateway into this world is the opening track, "Palms for Lester," off the supergroup Polytown album. Here, ex-Zappa percussionist Terry Bozzio provides a kinetic foundation for the monster sounds of interplay between world-class experimental guitarist David Torn and Mick Karn (Japan) on bass and bass clarinet. The trio seems just on the verge of controlling unruly progressive rock demons when Bozzio provides a conga eye in the storm. This is an excellent passage into Trilok Gurtu's "Transition." Again, the added instrumentation of keys, bass, cello, and more mark this as an example of the best of world fusion. Another drummer from the Zappa fold, Chad Wackerman, supports a fascinating meeting of synthesizer (Jim Cox) and trumpet (Walt Fowler). Very jazz in expression, pianist Joachim Kuhn bounces melody and rhythm off of drummer Daniel Humair on "Para." Listening to this track, one is reminded that the piano is, in mechanics, an instrument of percussion, too. Repercussion Unit provides pure percussion in ensemble. Here, the marimba, tabla, silicon mallet, "fish curry vibes", and a kit are smartly arranged for an effect that sounds like Art of Noise go Dada. An excellent example of post-world music boundary crossing is multi-talented rhythm maker Glen Velez (bones, ethnic percussion) meeting violins and saxophones on a broad-stroked low-end canvas. Each track is off a full-length CMP release with its source identified. Not only for percussion enthusiasts, this album serves as a rewarding excursion into some of the best audiophile and genre-crossing recordings of the '90s. ~ Tom Schulte, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Times Square Records
  • UPC: 738572990329
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Track listings

  • 1. Palms For Lester David Torn/Mick Karn/Terry Bozzio
  • 2. Transition Daniel Gayone/Tunde Jegede/Shanthi Rao/Nan  Vasconcelos/Nicolas Fiszman/Trilok Gurtu
  • 3. Across The Bridge Jimmy Johnson/Jim Cox/Walt Fowler/Carl Verheyen/Chad Wackerman
  • 4. I'll Never Forget Gary Cheffee/Harvie Swartz/Mick Goodrick
  • 5. Para Jean Fran‡Ois Jenny Clark/Joachim KHn/Daniel Humair
  • 6. Other Tune, The Joe Zawinul/Trilok Gurtu
  • 7. Lincoln Logs Michael Shrieve/Wayne Horvitz/Bill Frisell
  • 8. Dream Toon Repercussion Unit
  • 9. All Souls Day Mark Nauseef/Miroslav Tadic/Mark Nauseff
  • 10. Nideggen Uthan John Bergamo
  • 11. Pan Eros Enzo Rao/Gianni Gebbia/Glen Velez
  • 12. Tabuh Pengawit (Introduction): Gending Truntungan Gamelan Jegog Werdi Sentana
  • 13. Gending Langiang Sekehe Gender Bharata Muni
  • 14. P'u Sal Samul Nori
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
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