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Rogers, David Sextet / World Is Not Your Home, The
Album:World Is Not Your Home, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rogers, David Sextet Added:07/2007
Label:Jumbie 

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Add Date:2007-08-05 Pull Date:2007-10-07 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2007-08-04 
DAVID ROGERS SEXTET: The World Is Not Your Home
Jumbie, 2007

This spirited set, originally recorded a decade ago, draws heavily on the melodic and rhythmic traditions of Ghana and Cuba. Saxophonist Rogers and his Detroit-based crew alternate slippery, progressive jazz themes and sharp improvisation with extended jaunts through exotically folksy grooves. Good stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1. 13:05 – folksy clarinet intro, African drums, then low-down modern jazz. Jabbing piano solo, sax goes from casual to insistent, relaxed bass.
2. 04:55 – scrambling, clowning: Perky sax, propulsive bass, tumbling drums
3. 11:20 – calm sax intro, then African melody with 2 gyil xylophones just going nuts and happy sax riding on top. Lots of fun.
4. 07:40 – oddball, sneaky theme jumps back & forth between horns & bass; chugging piano solo, light-hearted sax gets skronky near end.
5. 07:25 – dark & turbulent: chorale melody rises from the bass over scattery drums; clarinet, vibes, gruff sax; peters out at the end
6. 11:40 – three-part medley of Afro-Cuban themes with an edge. Good percussion, some interesting improv based on the melodies.

[ Fo ] 4-Aug-07

Track Listing
1.The World Is Not Your Home 4.Mobius Trip
2.Don't Drop That Coffin! 5.The Merciful Ones
3.Oboo Ketua Nyom 6.La Isla De Reyes