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Henry Cole and the Afro Beat Collective: Roots Before Branches

Read "Roots Before Branches" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

As a rising jazz drummer in today's environment, Henry Cole's percussive sound has emerged in works with seminal artists such as Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, and the Le Boeuf Brothers. Like his peers, Cole is challenging old ideas and channeling new concepts into the mix. The debut of Roots Before Branches , with his Afro-Beat Collective, is full of fresh ideas that resist being easily compartmentalized. Inspired by the music of his homeland in Puerto Rico with ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Henry Cole and the Afro Beat Collective: Roots Before Branches

Read "Roots Before Branches" reviewed by James Nadal

There is much to be said about a musician stepping out from his comfort zone as an accomplished and acclaimed sideman to record the music he hears in his head, never forgetting where he came from, but steadfast in focus of where he is going. Henry Cole has rapidly acquired an impressive résumé as a first-call drummer for recording sessions and performance tours. The compilation of all original music on his first release as producer/leader, Roots Before ...


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