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Renegades [Nicole Mitchell (Flute)]

  • 1. Crossroads
    2. No Matter What
    3. Ice
    4. Windance
    5. Renegades
    6. By My Own Grace
    7. What If
    8. Symbology, Pt. 2A
    9. Wade
    10. Waterdance
    11. Symbology, Pt. 1
    12. Mama Found Out
    13. If I Could Have You the Way I Want You
    14. Symbology, Pt. 2
    15. Waris Dirie
    16. Aaya's Rainbow
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 587

  • Credits
    ProducerRobert G. Koester; Steve Wagner; Robert G. Koester; Steve Wagner
    EngineerSteve Wagner

    Personnel: Nicole Mitchell (flute, alto flute, piccolo); Josh Abrams (lute, bass instrument); Renee Baker, Renee Baker (violin, viola); Tomeka Reid, Tameka Reida (cello); Shirazette Tinnin (drums, drum, percussion).
    Liner Note Author: Michael Jackson .
    Recording information: Riverside Studio (12/12/2008-12/14/2008).
    Photographer: Lauren Deutsch.
    Arranger: Nicole Mitchell .
    Composer and flautist Nicole Mitchell recalls Rahsaan Roland Kirk and other frisky members of the 1960s jazz underground on her delightfully rough-edged, funky RENEGADES. Recorded with a five-piece band including violin, viola, cello, bass, and drums, Mitchell combines brash, tribal rhythms and sweet, elegant sounds for a richly textured, deeply satisfying sound on Kirk-like offerings such as "Windance," "Waterdance," and "Mama Found Out."

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he ensemble aspect of the performances dominates, with solo passages arriving in concise, loosey-goosey spurts, a constant shuffle of foreground and background activity, elegantly arranged unison passages and spiky bursts of free improvisation."
    JazzTimes (p.63) - "On the title tune, Baker's swirling, outward-bound solo statement sets the tone for complex interweaving among the participants that burst with jubilation..."
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