Bennie Maupin

The Jewel in the Lotus (ECM 1043)

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The Jewel in the Lotus

Bennie Maupin

ECM Touchstones

602567430629

ECM 154984

ECM 1043

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Of the ECM titles that have remained unavailable on CD, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Bennie Maupin's The Jewel in the Lotus (1974) has long been considered a holy grail for collectors in search of a vinyl copy, and a title that's been on many fans' wish lists for release on CD. Well, it's finally happened and it's been worth the wait. Those familiar will recognize it as still classic thirty years on; for those unfamiliar with its magic, it's time to get acquainted.

PERSONNEL:

  • BENNIE MAUPIN, reeds, voice
  • HERBIE HANCOCK, piano, electric piano
  • BUSTER WILLIAMS, bass
  • FREDERICK WAITS, drums and marimba (left channel)
  • BILLY HART, drums (right channel)
  • BILL SUMMERS, percussion
  • CHARLES SULLIVAN; Strumpet (2, 3)

Recorded March 1974 at The Record Plant, New York City.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Ensenada
  • 02. Mappo
  • 03. Excursion
  • 04. Past + Present = Future
  • 05. The Jewel in the Lotus
  • 06. Winds of Change
  • 07. Song for Tracie Dixon Summers
  • 08. Past is Past.