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A recording of Grimes' and Ali's live 2007 duo performance on Columbia University's WKCR; two masters effortlessly interweaving drums, bass, violin, and voice.

Grimes, Henry and Rashied Ali
Going to the Ritual

Grimes, Henry and Rashied Ali: Going to the Ritual (Porter Records)
Label: Porter Records    
Released in: USA    

"[...] Grimes and legendary drummer Rashied Ali act as a tag team during these live performances culled from Columbia University's WKCR radio station studio in 2007.

What might be considered a bold move, given the scanty bass and drums format, the duo separates the boys from the men via the polyrhythmic flows featuring emotive voicings and changeable parameters. On these four works, Ali often peppers and weaves around Grimes' fluid bowed bass and violin voicings. In effect, the musicians convey great depth whether it's Grimes executing furiously-paced walking notes, contrasted by Ali's radiant cymbal swashes, or when they delve inward for the quieter moments.

Grimes renders spoken word on the brief interlude "Easternal Mysticism, Virtue and Calm," where his lower register lines counter Ali's jab and sparring maneuvers. This is followed by their hyper-mode "Gone Beyond The Gate, which is largely about brisk, speedy pulses that offer lucid imagery of a perilous car chase.

The duo generates an abundance of scrappy workouts amid an amalgamation of explorative exchanges throughout the preponderance of this vibrant and curiously interesting set. No doubt, only a select few could pull this off. It's a marvel of inventiveness, sparked by the artists streaming creative juices and synergistic interplay."-Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

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Product Information:

UPC: 656605859125

Label: Porter Records
Catalog ID: POR 4005
Squidco Product Code: 10921

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in concert at WKCR Studios, Columbia University, NYC, 2007 by Jordan Paul and BenYoung.


Henry Grimes-acoustic bass, violin, voice

Rashied Ali-trap drums

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Track Listing:

1. Hidden Forces Aggregate 17:47

2. Easternal Mysticism, Virtue and Calm 1:22

3. Gone Beyond the Gate 25:46

4. This Must Have Always Happened 10:31

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