The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet - Big Medicine (CR-7024)
The long awaited follow-up album to Kokopelli's Cafe. Features Nakai's cedar flute virtuosity, the Eco-spiritual jazz vocalizations of bassist Mary Redhouse, the sun-fired sax and keys of Amo Chip and the pan-global percussive pulse of Will Clipman to fuse diverse traditions into a jazz expression haunted by the experience of Native America.
Since his first release for Canyon Records in 1983, Native American flutist R.Carlos Nakai has used the traditional Native American flute in exciting new musical settings creating a new genre with widespread popularity. In this album, Nakai continues this musical experiment by joining the haunting sound of the cedar flute with sax, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. This new sound is a confluence of traditional Native American sounds, Latin rhythms and ethnic jazz. Features Nakai on Native American flute, Amo Chip Dabney on sax, keyboards and bass, Will Clipman on drums and percussion and J.David Muniz on guitar, bass and keyboards.
On their third album, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet weaves together a hundred years of collective musical experience and a thousand years of cultural influence into a sound as rich and deep as the human experience itself. Join R. Carlos Nakai, Amo Chip Dabney, Mary Redhouse & Will Clipman at they ponder their own Ancient Future giving voice to the planetary tribe in joyous and heartfelt music for the new millennium.
The fourth and finest adventure in global native groove from RCNQ features the earthy and ethereal Native American flute virtuosity of R. Carlos Nakai, the eco-spiritual explorations of vocalist Mary Redhouse, the inspired improvisations of multi-instrumentalist AmoChip Dabney, and the irresistible rhythms of percussionist Will Clipman, in compelling compositions that span the spectrum from quietly contemplative to highly combustible.
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