Bennie Maupin

Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef (Gatefold) (4062548036497)

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Symphonic Tone Poem for Brother Yusef (Gatefold)

Bennie Maupin

Strut

4062548036497

LPS 169194

4062548036497

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

GATEFOLD SLEEVE EDITION

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

The Yusef here is Yusef Lateef – and reedman Bennie Maupin teams with Adam Rudolph in a set of richly organic numbers that we're guessing Lateef would have really appreciated!

There's less "symphonic" and more "tone poem" on the record than the title might imply – as the setting is very intimate, with just a variety of reeds from Maupin, used in sonic territory created by Rudolph – a mix of percussion, electronics, and plenty of effects – but all used gently, and without any sort of bombast – so that the music progresses with a careful unfolding that lets all the best elements find a way to resonate together!

The album features one long track, divided into five movements – and Maupin is at his most experimental here, while Rudolph really seems to respectfully address the legendary legacy of his collaborator.

PERSONNEL:

  • Bennie Maupin - (bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto flute, vocals)
  • Adam Rudolph - (keyboards, piano, drums machine, percussion)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. First Movement
  • A2. Second Movement
  • A3. Third Movement (Part 1)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Third Movement (Part 2)
  • B2. Fourth Movement
  • B3. Fifth Movement