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Shirazette Tinnin: Humility: Purity of My Soul

C. Michael Bailey By

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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 with Thurman, who plays tenor on seven and sing on one song. A chemistry emerges between Tinnin and Thurman that is both muscular and potent, revealing. Thurman, known for a Dexter Gordon-infused tone, plays late-period Art Pepper on Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance" while Tinnin winds her way around the craggy rhythms and broken melodies but forth.

A power trio would exist with Jones, Thurman, and Tinnin. A saxophone trio recording would be most provocative considering the advanced and contemporary stance each artist takes on this and their own recordings. Infusing this new musical vision through older formats would be a great validation of musical exploration.

Track Listing: Her Power Locs; Passion Dance; God’s Lullaby; The Warmest Season; Jazzmine; Freedom Jazz Dance; Aunt Sissy; My Human Condition; Inner Frustration.

Personnel: Shirazette Tinnin: drums; Tom DiCarlo: bass (1, 2, 5, 9); Willerm Delisfort: piano (1, 2, 3, 6, 8); Rachel Eckroth: piano (4, 7, 9), Nord Keyboard (1, 5, 6, 8); Camille Thurman: tenor saxophone (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9), vocals (5); Seth Johnson: guitar (4, 6, 8, 9); Jhair Sala: percussion (1, 4, 6); Mimi Jones: bass (3, 6, 7); Afrikkanitha: vocals (4); Martell Akade: electric bass (8); Tia Fuller: alto saxophone (8); Amanda Ruzza: electric bass (4).

Title: Humility: Purity of My Soul | Year Released: 2014 | Record Label: Hot Tone Music


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