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The Almoravid

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Released  1974
Length  37:52
Genre  Jazz
Label  Muse MR 5035
Recorded  February 10, 1971, October 8, 1973 and November 1, 1973
Producer  Don Schlitten and Joe Chambers

The Almoravid is the debut album led by drummer Joe Chambers recorded in 1971 and 1973 and released on the Muse label.

Contents

Reception

In his review for AllMusic, Scott Yanow stated "In most cases, the leader's drums and the percussionists are in the forefront, the individual selections have weak themes and, although the complex rhythms are intriguing, the music is not all that memorable. Perhaps if the selections had been programmed as a suite or if there was some logical development from tune to tune, then this well-intentioned effort would have been more successful."

Track listing

All compositions by Joe Chambers except as indicated

  1. "The Almoravid" - 7:53
  2. "Early Minor" (Joe Zawinul) - 6:50
  3. "Gazelle Suite" - 3:37
  4. "Catta" (Andrew Hill) - 4:51
  5. "Medina" - 8:24
  6. "Jihad" - 6:17

Personnel

  • Joe Chambers - drums
  • Woody Shaw - trumpet (tracks 2 & 5)
  • Garnett Brown - trombone (tracks 2 & 5)
  • Harold Vick - tenor saxophone, flute (tracks 2 & 6)
  • Cedar Walton - piano, electric piano (tracks 1 & 4)
  • George Cables - electric piano (tracks 2 & 6)
  • Cecil McBee - bass (tracks 2 & 6)
  • Walter Booker (tracks 3 & 6), Richard Davis (tracks 1 & 4), - electric bass
  • Omar Clay (trackss 1, 3, 4 & 6), David Friedman (tracks 1 & 4), Doug Hawthorne (tracks 3 & 6) - marimba, percussion
  • Ray Mantilla - congas, percussion (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6)
  • References

    The Almoravid Wikipedia


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