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Andrew Cyrille / Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

To experience ecstasy without the memory of it would certainly be a travesty. Fortunately, it may now be possible to have both--to have the near-perfect memory of being in the throes of ecstasy--and it is all because of the music on Route de Frères by Andrew Cyrille and Haitian Fascination. More specifically, it is because of ...

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Andrew Cyrille & Haitian Fascination: Route de Frères

Read "Route de Frères" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

America del ghetto, Africa e Caraibi s'incontrano in questo nuovo lavoro (incisione, però, del 2005) dell'oggi settantaduenne batterista già gloriosamente a fianco di Cecil Taylor. Negritudine sugli scudi, quindi, anche perché l'altro elemento schiettamente jazzistico del quintetto è quell'Hamiet Bluiett la cui prima visibilità rimanda all'estrema stagione mingusiana. Più Mingus, se proprio vogliamo (ricordiamo almeno l'"Haitian Fight Song" ...

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Andrew Cyrille & Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Nic Jones

Defying preconceived notions, a band featuring two highly persuasive advocates of the free and the near-free has produced a record of warm and winning world music potent enough to lift the spirit in the depths of winter.

The band is named Haitian Fascination for a very good reason. Not only is drummer Andrew ...

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Andrew Cyrille / Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Despite all of the cross fertilization that's taken place over the decades between the US and the various island nations of the Caribbean, it could be argued that the jazz world hasn't really dealt with the music of Haiti in any fundamental way. Andrew Cyrille--who's drawn on his Haitian heritage throughout his career as a solo ...