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Idris Muhammad Black Rhythm Revolution / Peace & Rhythm

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  • Released: October 1, 1992
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp


  • 1.Express Yourself
  • 2.Soulful Drums
  • 3.Super Bad
  • 4.Wander
  • 5.By the Red Sea
  • 6.Peace
  • 7.Rhythm
  • 8.Brother You Know You're Doing Wrong
  • 9.Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1
  • 10.I'm a Believer

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Personnel: Idris Muhammad (vocals, alto horn, drums, percussion, gong); Alan Fontaine, Melvin Sparks (guitar); Clarence Thomas (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bells); Virgil Jones (trumpet); Harold Mabern, Kenny Barron (electric piano); Willie Bivins (vibraphone); Jimmy Lewis (electric bass); Buddy Caldwell (congas); Angel Allende (timbales, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Bob Porter.
Recording information: Nj (11/02/1970).
Photographer: Burt Goldblatt.
Arranger: Clarence Thomas.
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. ~ Stewart Mason

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  • UPC: 029667274623
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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