The 3rd Bindu record with Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Jeff Parker, Jeff Albert, Josh Abrams and Napoleon Maddox on voice and beatbox, in a release bridging jazz with reggae influences.
Drake, Hamid & Bindu
Released in: France
"Following the stream of time and the dances of Kali, the successive incarnations of Bindu, more a crew, sailing, outward bound, an elective community of musicians, than a defined group of people, divulge the logbook of navigation by Hamid Drake. A logbook of boarding sounds, which is not written but delimits and unlimits the narrative space where the drummer and percussionist freely circulate...
...The third Bindu, dedicated to a rapprochement between "jazz" and "reggae" - neither a recording of "jazz" nor a recording of "reggae", but a recording from the "Great Tradition" - continues to create open environments...
...Whatever he does, the creative musician states the collective value, the variable mutant of play. Euphoria. At the second hearing, if all goes well, if he got across Kâli's heart, if he or she does not hide no more, the listener should have grown younger by two or three sources of happiness."-Alexandre Pierrepont, Excerpt from the liner notes
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"Hamid Drake (born August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He lives in Chicago, IL but spends a great deal of time touring worldwide. By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in jazz and avant improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free-jazz improvisers. Drake also has performed world music; by the late 70s, he was a member of Foday Musa Suso's Mandingo Griot Society and has played reggae throughout his career.
Drake has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker (in a large number of lineups)
He studied drums extensively, including eastern and Caribbean styles. He frequently plays without sticks; using his hands to develop subtle commanding undertones. His tabla playing is notable for his subtlety and flair. Drake's questing nature and his interest in Caribbean percussion led to a deep involvement with reggae."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamid_Drake)
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"Jeff Parker (born April 4, 1967) is an American jazz and rock guitarist based in Los Angeles. Parker is best known as an experimental musician, working with avant-garde electronic, rock, and improvisational groups.
Parker currently plays guitar in the post-rock group Tortoise and also was a founding member of the ensembles Isotope 217 and the Chicago Underground Trio in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, as well as working with musicians George Lewis, Ernest Dawkins, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Fred Anderson (musician) and Jason Moran. He has released three solo albums: Like-Coping, The Relatives and Bright Light in Winter."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Parker_(musician))
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Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded on May 6th, 7th and 8th 2009 by John McEntire at Soma Electronic Music Studio, Chicago, Il, USA except 7 recorded on July 28th 2009 by Griffin Rodriguez at The Sape Shoppe Studio Chicago, Il, USA. Mixed by John McEntire, except 7 by Griffin Rodriguez. Mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet at L'autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France.
Hamid Drake-drums, frame drum, tabla, voice
Napoleon Maddox-voice, beatbox
Jeff Albert-trombone, Hammond organ
Josh Abrams-double bass, guimbri
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1. Kali's Children No Cry 19:26
2. Hymn of Solidarity 7:28
3. Kali Dub 7:15
4. The Taste of Radha's Love 9:55
5. Togetherness 7:10
6. Meeting and Parting 13:10
7. Take Us Home 4:03