Buddy Bolden's Rag - 100 Years of Jazz (Featuring Lester Bowie)
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||Buddy Bolden's Rag||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||5:58||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||World View||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||8:32||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||The Chaser In Brasil||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||5:44||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||We Bop||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||5:40||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Nubian Call||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||12:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||The Chaser In America||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||8:49||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Kojo Time||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||7:17||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Harold the Great||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||9:49||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||A Mouse In the House||Lester Bowie & Malachi Thompson||6:43||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
Malachi Thompson is impressive not only because of his talents as a composer and a soloist, but also because of his versatility. The Chicago trumpeter has no problem playing Blue Note-flavored hard bop/post-bop, but he's equally comfortable in avant-garde situations. Though Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, and Freddie Hubbard are strong influences on Thompson, he has also learned a lot from Lester Bowie. In fact, Bowie is a featured guest on Buddy Bolden's Rag. This superb CD finds Thompson celebrating the contributions of New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden, one of jazz's pioneers and a major influence on such greats as King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. It has been argued that Bolden single-handedly "invented" jazz in the 1890s, and while it's a stretch to say that he invented jazz all by himself, he most certainly played a crucial role in its development. (Jelly Roll Morton, by the way, claimed to have "invented" jazz — again, no one should take credit for single-handedly inventing it). On Buddy Bolden's Rag, Thompson and his band Africa Brass salute Bolden in an unconventional way; instead of playing traditional New Orleans jazz, they provide inside/outside post-bop that acknowledges Crescent City brass bands as well as avant-garde and AACM jazz. Thompson looks back on jazz's early history but does so without being the least bit dogmatic about it, and the result is a very enriching and unpredictable CD.
Born: 11 October 1941 in Frederick, MD
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s