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Liquid Magic

Ahmed Abdullah (アーメッド・アブダラ)

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Ahmed Abdullah(Trumpet)

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Ex-Sun Ra trumpeter/flugelhornist Abdullah expresses his brand of jazz in a modern way with mainstream swing and progressive overtones. Tenor saxophonist Charles Brackeen, bassist Malachi Favors and drummer Alvin Fielder are all fine improvisors and jazz professionals. Brackeen's salty dry Texas tenor blue hues mix and match especially well with Abdullah's sound, which ranges from burnished Dizzy Gillespie phrases to Don Cherry's smearing techniques. In fact Abdullah is as close to Cherry's style and stance as anyone, and that's a good thing. The leader has chosen three of his own compositions to showcase. Ebony Queen has a stair step/up and down line with ostinato bass, very Ornette-ish, with Brackeen's wayward tenor and Abdullah occasionally spurting shrill vocal elephantine shrieks amongst most melodic passages, a challenging approach. A goodly swing leads to Fielder's Ed Blackwell like solo. The trumpet/bass title track, depicted as Abdullah responding to an dancer (repped by Favors, ) leads into The Ruler, a soulful waltz with contrapuntal horns, bass solo plopped in between. Abdullah plays piano for Reflections On A Mystic, with Favors always hopeful bass leading to a ballad/dirge, to upper register tenor, muted trumpet, arco bass, then mute out and tenor lower pitched. There is a alternate take of Ebony Queen and a seperate take of The Ruler with quite different solo construct. Sun Ra's hard bopper Mystery Of Two is urgent and tonic, a cut anybody can dig, while Walk With God, actually written by a Dr. Kola, a New York state prisoner, is a zen blues walk. Miram Makeba's Mayibue, arranged by Abdullah, evokes all the air of a South African township party, with beautiful tenor harmony and Abdullah's breezy flugelhorn. When Abdullah records, albeit infrequently, the consistency of his musicianship is ever present and accounted for, as on this delightful recording. Highly recommended. ~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

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  • 01. Mayibue (07:25)
  • 02. Reflections on a Mystic (05:09)
  • 03. Ebony Queen (08:08)
  • 04. Mystery of Two (03:14)
  • 05. Liquid Magic/The Ruler (10:40)
  • 06. Walk With God (06:49)
  • 07. Ruler (Take 2) (09:15)
  • 08. Ebony Queen (Take 2) (08:28)

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Ahmed Abdullah

An exciting but still little-known trumpeter, Ahmed Abdullah began playing music when he was 13. He started to get notice during the 1970s, performing in New York's loft scene. Since then he has played with Chico Freeman, Charles Brackeen, and Marion Brown; led his own Solomonic Quintet; and recorded for Silkheart and Cadence Jazz. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

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