Black Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm

Black Rhythm Revolution/Peace & Rhythm

by Idris MuhammadIdris Muhammad


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The album's title has more to do with the politics of its day (1972) than with the music; there's not much that's revolutionary going on here. In fact, the first track, the nine-minute "By the Red Sea," is a downright placid piece of soul samba, and the follow-up, a cover of James Brown's "Super Bad," reduces the original's intensity into a coolly percolating groove. And frankly, for a session led by the drummer, this is not a particularly rhythm-heavy set. Even the cover of Jack McDuff's "Soulful Drums" is curiously restrained, with some odd arrhythmic playing by Muhammad in counterpoint with Virgil Jones' trumpet and Clarence Thomas' soprano sax. Black Rhythm Revolution is not a bad album at all; in fact, most of the tracks are good to great, with the lengthy bookends "By the Red Sea" and "Wander" both featuring memorable grooves and tight, compact solos. It's just considerably less intense than the title might lead one to believe.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1992
Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC: 0029667274623
catalogNumber: 46
Rank: 47968

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idris Muhammad   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Gong,Alto Horn,Vocals,Cabasa,cowbell
Ron Carter   Bass
Jimmy Lewis   Electric Bass,Fender Jazz Bass
Melvin Sparks   Guitar
Angel Allende   Percussion,Timbales
Kenny Barron   Electric Piano
Buddy Caldwell   Conga
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Harold Mabern   Electric Piano
Alan Fontaine   Guitar
Willie Bivins   Vibes
Clarence Thomas   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Bells
Sakinah Muhammad   Vocals

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer,Engineering
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Brad Shapiro   Composer
Tony Lane   Art Direction
Clarence Thomas   Arranger
Sakinah Muhammad   Composer
J. McDuff   Composer

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