An inventive, exuberant and absolutely amazing duo record from free jazz legends Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamid Drake recording live at New Orleans' renowned Piety Street Recording.
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Label: Valid Records
Catalog ID: VR-1015
Squidco Product Code: 18108
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on November 201th, 2011 by Mark Bingham at Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA.
Kidd Jordan-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
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1. alto and drums 11:01
2. drums 2:47
3. tenor and drums 23:28
4. tenor - Wade in the Water 3:53
5. tenor and drums 29:02
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"A unique duet recording by free jazz legends Edward "Kidd" Jordan and Hamid Drake, captured live in concert at New Orleans' renowned Piety Street Recording."-Valid Records
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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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