ALL ROADS ARE MADE OF THE FLESH
ĚKIP HANRAHAN, JACK BRUCE, DON PULLEN, CHARLES NEVILLE, CARMEN LUNDY, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, LEO NOCENTELLI, ALFREDO TRIFF, ROBBIE AMEEN, JT LEWIS, GEORGE ADAMS, MILTON CARDONA, ANTHONY CARRILLO, CHOCOLATE ARMENTEROS, DINO SALUZZI, RENAUD GARCIA-FONS, MICHAEL REISLER, WOLFGANG PUCHNIK, ANDY GONZALEZ, GIOVANNI HIDALGO, JERRY GONZALEZ, ELYSEE PYRONNEAU, STEVE SWALLOW
Buddy Bolden's Blues; ...and at the same time, as the subway train was leaving thebstation...; The First and Last to Love Me (4, December); the September dawn shows itself to elizabeth and her lover on east 18th street in manhattan; the same dawn, at almost the exact same moment, actually smiles at don in pasiac; within an hour, in new orleans, charles knows the light's in the room without even opening his eyes; The First and Last to Love Me (2, October)
recorded 1982 - 1994
released June 1995
".With it's subtle evocations of the sexual melodrama of ---go, subdued guaguanco rhythms, wisps of Haitian compas and passages of improvisational flair merging together (so that organist Don Pullen's off-kilter keyboard runs heighten the pulse of the 3/2 clave used throughout), Hanrahan's new album All Roads are Made of the Flesh is greater than the sum of its parts.... Where much of the new global fusion is rhythm as an intellectual exercise, the rhythms of Hanrahan's music evoke the many textures of desire and sensuality..."
- Peter Shapiro, Wire (London)
"this album is a delicious ritual of longing. Sex rarely hurt so good... Patient backbeats and steadfast choirs of congas proclaim the sensuality of the drum; the contrast between slow, feminine cymbal rolls and violent double time rimshot fills sustains the dance; and the tension of a 15/8 time signature begs for release..."
Howland, Modern Drummer
"as Hanrahan says in his liner notes, Pullen illuminates everything around him whether bashing piano in the middle of some tropical love song or playing gospel organ behind Bruce's amazing growling performance of Buddy Boden's Blues. (Jack Bruce is one of the greatest singers God ever put on Earth.) There are late night torch songs and hard edged dance tunes here, all ful of the fire and elegance that is Hanrahan's trademark..."
-Jerome Wilson, Option
".the record opens with a ten minute live version of Buddy Bolden's Blues which features Jack Bruce's salt of the earth vocals paving the way for an astonishing New Orleans piano showcase from Toussaint that has the audience audibly gasping in disbelief and joy. The six pieces that follow are dramatically different yet somehow
intertwined... All Roads are Made of the Flesh should have a lot of curious listeners waiting to see where Kip Hanrahan's travels lead to next."
- Scott Jordan, Offbeat (New Orleans)
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