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ANATOMY OF A GROOVE

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This CD features many of the top players of the so-called "M-Base" idiom, a loose style of music related to the free funk of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time but making a greater use of space and uncrowded ensembles. The funky rhythms are unpredictable and creative while the highly original horn solos of altoists Steve Coleman and Greg Osby have developed beyond bebop and have their own inscrutable logic. The weak points to this often-abrasive music are the lack of memorable melodies and the difficulty in finding a role for Cassandra Wilson's voice. But in general this stimulating and fresh style offers jazz improvisers another choice besides revival hard bop and instrumental pop and is recommended to open-eared listeners.

Biography

Formed: 1982

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Although they came out with a CD in 1993 under the title of "M-Base Collective," this particular "band" was always a loose grouping of like-minded musicians intent in finding a new way to improvise. M-Base (which stands for Macro-Basic Array of Structured Extemporizations) utilizes funky (but surprisingly unpredictable) rhythms, unusual interval jumps in the solos, and a non-melodic approach. M-Base originated out of a musicians referral service that served as a job bank for jazz players. The original...
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ANATOMY OF A GROOVE, M-BASE COLLECTIVE
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Aug 10, 1992

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