Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vinnie Colaiuta feat. Herbie Hancock – Mamoska

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Vinnie Colaiuta feat. Herbie Hancock – Mamoska (Tribal Winds) (Tribal Winds)

NYC producer Antonio Ocasio launched Tribal Winds back in 1998. And from then, the label has established itself as a goldmine for those to whom fusion has a meaning, blending Soul, Jazz, Funk, Latin and African music. Just like Joe Claussell, Ocasio champions atmospheric vibes with a spiritual meaning. Something one could instantly feel on his own productions, but also on the releases he’d set up for his label. Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors being a pretty good illustration of this, as this couple of EP’s aptly titled ‘With A Lil’ Help From My Friends’.

On the vol. 1, he called no one else but Jazz fusion drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, re-releasing the monumental ‘Momoska’, originally taken from his 1994 released eponymous album on Stretch Records (although on a slightly differently spelt title)…

Here we have 8 minutes of rare pleasure featuring Herbie Hancock on piano and Argentinian guitar player Dominic Miller (renowned for his countless collaborations with Sting). And also Steve Tavaglione on saxophone and Bert Karl on percussion and trombone. Built on an Afro-Caribbean drum pattern to let the key flow along with a Blues harp and a soprano sax parts. Therefore adding some melancholy meanwhile explanding the fluidity of the whole.

Kinda hard not to say ‘Mamoska’ (‘Momoska’) was so avant-gardist, remembering it saw the light more than 20 years ago…

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