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Moses, Rakalam Bob / Father's Day B'hash
Album:Father's Day B'hash Collection:Jazz
Artist:Moses, Rakalam Bob Added:05/2009
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-06-28 Pull Date:2009-08-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:30 Aug23 Aug16 Aug9 Aug2 Aug26 Jul12 Jul5 Jul
Airplays:23111111

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 16, 2013:Music Casserole
Exhalation #1 (Love)
4.Aug 22, 2009:Music Casserole
Pollack Springs
2.Aug 28, 2009:Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
Pollack Springs
5.Aug 21, 2009:Memory Select
Drums For Shompa Lodro
3.Aug 23, 2009:Transmission Overload
Exhalation #3 (Fire Breath)
6.Aug 16, 2009:Transmission Overload
A Pure And Simple Being

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-06-27 
RAKALAM BOB MOSES: Father’s Day B’hash
Sunnyside, 2009

FREE JAZZ – Pioneering drummer, on the scene since the 1960s, leads a nine-piece ensemble through intense, often spiritual free improv and some crazy compositions. But a tight-knit band keeps even the wildest stretches (and this does get wild!) sounding cohesive and directional.

* * * * | All tracks have power. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 7, 9

1. 12:22 – free improv: full, billowing sound; expands slowly with primal cries, diffuses into churning rhythmic splashes, calm resolution.
2. 9:03 – dense improv: horn riffs inside a furious monotone scribble, then complex interplay over high-speed drumming, calms down
3. 8:55 – prepared piano sprays notes around, then whole band goes nuts!!!
4. 2:46 – slow, spiritual sound: ballad melody amidst swirling winds
5. 5:40 – speedy drum solo, tones & patterns reminiscent of tablas
6. 10:30 – spiritual improv, relatively calm: jazz ideas drift in/out, agitated end
7. 6:50 – quasi-unison theme into thick, chattering group improv
8. 3:12 – otherworldly creaks & groans… downright creepy!
9. 12:06 – tribal: kalimba chorus, vocalizations, water sounds lay foundation for burgeoning mass meditation, very spiritual vibe here

[ Fo ] 06/27/09

Track Listing
1.Exhalation #1 (Love) 5.Drums For Shompa Lodro
2.Exhalation #3 (Fire Breath) 6.Exhalation #2 (Peace)
3.Pollack Springs 7.Our Life
4.Father's Day Celebration 8.Duet For Violin And Squeaky Door
 9.A Pure And Simple Being