CD Exotica [Digipak] (CD 965710),
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Exotica [Digipak]

  • 1. You Can Tell a Guy by His Anger
    2. Last Song, The
    3. As in Angola (Red Star in the Morning Sky)
    4. Red Star
    5. You Can Tell Someone Who'll Never Fulfill Their Potential by the Way
    6. What We Learned That Night in Vera Cruz and How We Applied It
    7. G-D Is Great
    8. As in the Bronx (You Can Tell Where Someone Comes from by What They L)
    9. You Can Tell a Moment of Clarity by the Digital Traces It Leaves
    10. As in the Red Morning
    11. Last Song on the Album, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1027

  • Credits
    ProducerKip Hanrahan; Kip Hanrahan
    EngineerJohn Fausty; John Azelvandre; John Fausty; Mike Krowiak; Suz Dyer

    Personnel includes: Kip Hanrahan (vocals, percussion); Don Pullen (keyboards); Leo Nocentelli (electric guitar); Jack Bruce (fretless bass); Robbie Ameen (drums); Milton Cardona (percussion); David Sanchez, Andy Gonzales.
    Personnel: Kip Hanrahan; Lucy Penabaz, Leo Noncentelli, Anthony Garille, David Sanchez , Don Pullen, J.T. Lewis, Alfredo Triff, Mario Rivera, Milton Cardona, Ralph Peterson, Richie Flores, Robby Ameen, Jack Bruce, Andy Gonzales.
    Audio Remasterer: Greg Calbi.
    Recording information: RPM Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/1992-05/1992); Sorcerer SOund, New York, NY (02/1992-05/1992).
    Director: Kip Hanrahan.
    Photographers: Petra Sepulveda; Richard Rodriguez ; Charles Reilly; Ashkan Sahihi.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Jack Bruce; Don Pullen; J.T. Lewis; Anthony Garille; David Sanchez ; J. Lewis; Marlo Riviera; Lucy Penabaz; Multon Gardena; Rebble Ameen; Nancy Hanrahan; Alfredo Triff; Mario Rivera; Milton Cardona; Andy Gonzlez; Ralph Peterson; Anthony Carrillo; Richie Flores; Robby Ameen; Andy Gonzales; Leo Nocentelli.
    Recorded primarily in New York City during the first half of 1992, the bracing EXOTICA sets aside the more overt thematic ties of many other Kip Hanrahan releases in favor of separate songs. As with all of his work, though, they are linked, mostly by the seductive rhythmic base given to all the music.
    The opening "You Can Tell a Guy By His Anger" is one of the funkiest numbers ever to emerge from this always-evolving crew. Jack Bruce's singing is a delight on this song, as well as over the course of the whole album (he also plays bass throughout). He easily steps between dramatically impassioned exuberance and near-whispered pleas. Bruce and Hanrahan also co-wrote "G-d Is Great," recorded a year earlier in England. The other constant here is pianist Don Pullen, an important collaborator on quite of few of Hanrahan's albums.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (5/94, p.46) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...An intriguingly beautiful and rhythmically riveting collection of tunes....An intoxicating brew of Afro-Cuban pulsings, funk grooves, and jazz passion....[Hanrahan's] crafted lyrics...are at turns introspective, discursive, and sensual..."
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