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Destiny Calling

Charlie Apicella & Iron City meet The Griots Speak

Destiny Calling

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: OA2 Records
UPC: 0805552221428
Catnr: OA2 22214
Release date: 05 April 2024
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Label
OA2 Records
UPC
0805552221428
Catalogue number
OA2 22214
Release date
05 April 2024
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About the album

New York guitarist Charlie Apicella's musical voice runs historically deep, with his seven recordings to date highly focused on celebrating the elders of jazz, R&B, and the Blues. His band, Iron City, has been with him the whole way, providing a base context for all of his projects. With Destiny Calling, this hard bop rhythm section drives headlong into the future as the elder masters of The Griots Speak draw from a lifetime of experience in communication with the ancestors. Trail blazing percussionist Juma Sultan formed the Griots with saxophonist Daniel Carter, bassist William Parker and Apicella to help celebrate a patriarch of New York's '60's loft scene. Simultaneously fluid, extroverted, light, confrontational, and meditative, their music is poetry in motion. They create spontaneously, as they move between instruments, including a variety of indigenous instruments which convey a pan-ancestral tapestry at the core of their sound. For Apicella, it's the realization of lessons learned through his studies with Yusef Lateef and the opportunity to further amplify the legacy.
Die musikalische Stimme des New Yorker Gitarristen Charlie Apicella hat eine lange Tradition. Seine sieben bisherigen Aufnahmen sind eine Hommage an die Ältesten des Jazz, R&B und des Blues. Seine Band Iron City hat ihn dabei stets begleitet und bildet den Grundkontext für alle seine Projekte. Mit Destiny Calling stößt diese Hard-Bop-Rhythmusgruppe kopfüber in die Zukunft vor, während die Altmeister von The Griots Speak aus einer lebenslangen Erfahrung in der Kommunikation mit den Vorfahren schöpfen. Der bahnbrechende Perkussionist Juma Sultan gründete die Griots zusammen mit dem Saxophonisten Daniel Carter, dem Bassisten William Parker und Apicella, um einen Patriarchen der New Yorker Loft-Szene der 60er Jahre zu feiern. Ihre Musik, die gleichzeitig fließend, extrovertiert, leicht, konfrontativ und meditativ ist, ist Poesie in Bewegung. Sie entsteht spontan, wenn sie zwischen verschiedenen Instrumenten hin- und herwechseln, darunter eine Vielzahl einheimischer Instrumente, die den Kern ihres Sounds bilden. Für Apicella ist es die Verwirklichung der Lektionen, die er in seinen Studien mit Yusef Lateef gelernt hat, und die Gelegenheit, sein Erbe weiter auszubauen.

Artist(s)

Charlie Apicella (guitar)

Charlie Apicella & Iron City are a torch bearer of the classic guitar/organ sound and GROOVE MACHINE is a return to form for the New York guitarist's catchy, swinging original compositions. Straight out of the classic 1960s hard bop era and showcasing the band's deep interplay, the 3rd recording by Apicella, organist Radam Schwartz, saxophonist Gene Ghee, and drummer Alan Korzin, is packed with burning solos, Charlie's tight arrangements, and an unrelenting groove that defines the character of Iron City. Special guests include Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Mayra Casales on congas and violinist Amy Bateman.
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Charlie Apicella & Iron City are a torch bearer of the classic guitar/organ sound and GROOVE MACHINE is a return to form for the New York guitarist's catchy, swinging original compositions. Straight out of the classic 1960s hard bop era and showcasing the band's deep interplay, the 3rd recording by Apicella, organist Radam Schwartz, saxophonist Gene Ghee, and drummer Alan Korzin, is packed with burning solos, Charlie's tight arrangements, and an unrelenting groove that defines the character of Iron City. Special guests include Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Mayra Casales on congas and violinist Amy Bateman.


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The Griots Speak

The Griots Speak has roots which reach to the dawn of the improvised music community which sprang to life in 1960s New York City. Trail blazing percussionist Juma Sultan formed the quartet to help celebrate the life and work of Studio We founder James DuBois, a patriarch of New York's loft scene. The band's music is poetry in motion-simultaneously fluid, extroverted, light, confrontational, meditative, and comforting.  Daniel Carter - saxophones, flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano  Daniel Carter is an American experimental saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. One of the legendary masters of creative music.  Charlie Apicella - madal drum, Tibetan singing bowls, guitar  The guitarist studied composition and improvisation with musical titans Yusef Lateef...
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The Griots Speak has roots which reach to the dawn of the improvised music community which sprang to life in 1960s New York City. Trail blazing percussionist Juma Sultan formed the quartet to help celebrate the life and work of Studio We founder James DuBois, a patriarch of New York's loft scene. The band's music is poetry in motion-simultaneously fluid, extroverted, light, confrontational, meditative, and comforting. Daniel Carter - saxophones, flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano Daniel Carter is an American experimental saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. One of the legendary masters of creative music. Charlie Apicella - madal drum, Tibetan singing bowls, guitar The guitarist studied composition and improvisation with musical titans Yusef Lateef and Pat Martino and was trained as a historian by Archie Shepp and Dr. Billy Taylor. He has recorded 7 projects with his band, Iron City. William Parker - bass, doson ngoni, double reed: gralla, gembiri, pocket trumpet Composer, bassist and multi-instrumentalist, William Parker has developed a reputation as a connector and hub of information concerning the history of creative music. He has had seven books covering philosophy, poetry, and the history of creative music and improvisation. Juma Sultan - congas, shakers, percussion Best known for his appearance at Woodstock, playing with Jimi Hendrix. His musical talents span jazz, rock, blues and spirituals throughout decades of performing, producing and recording.

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Composer(s)

Charlie Apicella (guitar)

Charlie Apicella & Iron City are a torch bearer of the classic guitar/organ sound and GROOVE MACHINE is a return to form for the New York guitarist's catchy, swinging original compositions. Straight out of the classic 1960s hard bop era and showcasing the band's deep interplay, the 3rd recording by Apicella, organist Radam Schwartz, saxophonist Gene Ghee, and drummer Alan Korzin, is packed with burning solos, Charlie's tight arrangements, and an unrelenting groove that defines the character of Iron City. Special guests include Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Mayra Casales on congas and violinist Amy Bateman.
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Charlie Apicella & Iron City are a torch bearer of the classic guitar/organ sound and GROOVE MACHINE is a return to form for the New York guitarist's catchy, swinging original compositions. Straight out of the classic 1960s hard bop era and showcasing the band's deep interplay, the 3rd recording by Apicella, organist Radam Schwartz, saxophonist Gene Ghee, and drummer Alan Korzin, is packed with burning solos, Charlie's tight arrangements, and an unrelenting groove that defines the character of Iron City. Special guests include Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Mayra Casales on congas and violinist Amy Bateman.


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