Drummer Shirazette Tinnin's debut album Humility: Purity of My Soul is a solid and inventive soul-jazz date that showcases several facets of her talent. In addition to Tinnin's passionate yet subtle and sophisticated handling of her kit the disc demonstrates her compositional creativity and her deft leadership. Tinnin's boldly visceral beats create the stimulating background on saxophonist Eddie Harris' Freedom Jazz Dance." Tenorist Camille Thurman's thrilling improvisation brings a darkly hued mysticism to the piece while pianist Rachel Eckroth's Nord keyboard infuses it with an earthy and soulful groove. The remarkable spontaneous ensemble play adds another intriguing aspect ...read more
Drummer/percussionist Shirazette Tinnin releases her Hot Tone recording Humility: Purity of My Soul as part of a sonic shock-and-awe campaign initiated by bassist Mimi Jones with her recording Balance and joined by saxophonist ((Camille Thurman}} and her Origins. Both Jones and Thurman contribute to Tinnin's Humility, making things very much an integrated, house-band affair. Humility is very much a drummer-led recording date. Tinnin has a delicate, yet firm grasp of playing polyrhythms like those popularized by Elvin Jones when he performed as part of the classic John Coltrane quartet. That said, this recordings is almost equally shared ...read more
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