Shirazette Tinnin – Humility: Purity of My Soul

May 13, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Afrikkanitha, Camille Thurman, Mimi Jones, Rachel Eckroth, Seth Johnson, Shirazette Tinnin, Tia Fuller, Tom DiCarlo, Willerm Delisfort

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Drummer Shirazette Tinnin brings a fresh approach to music on her debut recording. Humility: Purity of My Soul is a collection of Tinnin’s original compositions and refreshing covers of tunes by Eddie Harris and McCoy Tyner. Tinnin is a talented arranger as well as a solid drummer. The music is a nice mix of tempos that shows the versatility of the lead and all players involved. The core of the lineup includes pianists Willerm Delisfort and Rachel Eckroth, bassist Tom DiCarlo, guitarist Seth Johnson and saxophonist Camille Thurman, who also lends her singing voice to the project. Other contributors to the effort include saxophonist Tia Fuller, vocalist Afrikkanitha and bassist Mimi Jones. Whatever the configuration, it all sounds good and makes this a pleasing listening experience and an outstanding maiden voyage for Tinnin.

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Tracks: Her Powerful Locs, Passion Dance, God’s Lullaby, The Warmest Season, Jazzmine, Freedom Jazz Dance, Aunt Sissy, My Human Condition, Inner Frustration .