Cindy Blackman

April 2, 2010 / No Comments
Another Lifetime
(Four Quarters Entertainment)

Drummer Cindy Blackman returns from her more rock-oriented work with Lenny Kravitz to the inspiration of a mentor, the late, great Tony Williams. Another Lifetime is primarily a clash of fusion and jazz driven by Blackman’s powerhouse drumming style and blazing guitar work by Mike Stern,Vernon Reid and Fionn O Lochlainn. Featuring 5 songs written by Williams, a suite of Carly Bley compositions meld right into the feel of the project. Blackman also wrote 3 of the tracks, including a spoken word piece titled, “Forty Years of Innovation”. The lineup of musicianship for the sessions includes saxophonist Joe Lovano, pianist Patrice Rushen, Doug Carn on organ, along with Benny Rietveld and David Santos on bass, among others. The envelope-pushing electricity of music and musicians makes this recording an outstanding work of art and reverence.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Wildlife”.

Tracks: Vashkar, Where, Beyond Games, Vashkar Reprise, 40 Years of Innovation, The Game Theory, Vashkar-The Alternate Dimension, Love Song, And Heaven Welcomed A King, There Comes A Time, Wildlife.