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All tracks written and arranged by James Mtume. Ian Scott Horst Rebirth Cycle is an amazing lineup see Ian’s discog listing at for details whose African roots are clearly breaking the surface. This album is full of spirituality, Africanisms, and real jazz. The remaining tracks are shorter, and vary in sound and texture. From the slow and haunting bass clarinet solo through crashing waves of vocal chaos plus one almighty guitar solo by Reggie Lucas, all backed by a solid groove that is cut so deep it would be impossible to climb out of, even if you wanted to.

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Land of the Blacksintended to merge jazz and cultural identity.

mtume rebirth cycle

Mtume received his namewhich means “messenger” in Swahilifrom Karenga who gave members of the organisation names to match their personality traits. Songs in the Key of Black Life: For the civil rights activist, see James Forman. He came to prominence as a Jazz musician, working with Miles Davis between and Views Read Edit View history. Ian Scott Horst Rebirth Cycle is an amazing lineup see Ian’s discog listing at for details whose African roots are clearly breaking the surface.

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A Rhythm and Blues Nation. The lyrics are less strident than the previous two albums Kawaida, and Alkebu-Lanbut still positive and aware.


Once the introduction is over one of the most magical and hypnotic musical 20 minutes you could sit through begins. Atlantic Records Like a lot of great underground jazz recordings of the period, this one has never seen a proper release.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Musically, Rebirth Cycle is a fusion of afro-centric deep jazz and psychedelic spacey funk. Monday, October 9, Mtume: After his return cycel the West Coast he moved to New York and had his first gigs as a sideman cycls McCoy Tyner Asante albumFreddie Hubbard and Miles Daviswhose group he wound up joining and playing in for the next few years.

Also included is “Yebo”, an electric cut with the Miles ’74 players Cosey, Foster and Henderson that’s more soul-jazz than what the players might suggest, and mtuume weirdo percussion piece called “Body Sounds”.

mtume rebirth cycle

The Black Power Movement: With credits that read like a who’s who of early s jazz, Mtume, then with Miles Davis, produced his third solo album, including one cut with the Miles Davis band sans Miles. KellyMary J.

On Side two of this album the tracks are shorter in length and are much more afro-centric funk in style. There, I always wanted to include Madonna in this website. This page was last edited on 13 Mayat Columbia —76various —present. He contributed four out of five compositions and was credited with naming the album which means “norm” in Swahili and represented the practice and philosophy of pan-African identity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In he co-edited The Quotable Karenga with Clyde Halisi, which has been called “the best expression of Karenga’s ideas”.


The remaining tracks are shorter, and vary in sound and texture. Rebirth Cycle does not contain a weak moment anywhere on the entire recording, and is really worth seeking out a copy.

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Fascinatingly, Mtume and Lucas went on to produce funk, and then disco, and then Madonna, all with a trademark conga plus electric guitar sound. He is the son of jazz saxophonist Regirth Heath[1] however he was raised by his stepfather, a Philadelphia local jazz pianist, James “Hen Gates” Forman.