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For the Love of Ornette

by Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Creative compositional improvised Music from Pioneers of the Genre, high energy organic collective improvisation featuring bass guitar as the driving force. Ornette Coleman contributes as a sideman with his compostional improvised soloist approach.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Journey
1:25 album only
2. For the Love of Ornette
7:18 album only
3. Movement 1- East Wind
6:38 album only
4. Movement 2- Drum & Space
4:47 album only
5. Movement 3- Fortworth Funky Stomp
5:28 album only
6. Tacuma Song
8:28 album only
7. Movement 1- Celestial Conversations
7:54 album only
8. Movement 2- Vibe on This OC
3:44 album only
9. Movement 3- Celebration on Prince Street
5:57 album only
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Album Notes
Jamaaladeen Tacuma is proud and honored to announce the completion of a recording project that is long awaited . A recording made up of original compositions featuring as guest his mentor and long time band leader Ornette Coleman. This album titled 'FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE" and features master saxophonist , composer, harmolodic musicologist Ornette Coleman as a guest soloist. The recording will highlight two important works, a composition that Ornette wrote for Jamaaladeen entitled TACUMA SONG, which Jamaaladeen featured on his first solo album on Gramavision records entitled SHOWSTOPPER , this Album was very special and was a result of the encouragement and musical mentorship Jamaaladeen received as a band member in Prime Time. It marked a turning point in his career where he moved from Band member to Bandleader. In turn Jamaaladeen composed a song for Ornette called FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE that will be debuted on this new release. The musicians that are also performing are among the best and brightest on the scene today they include : Tony Kofi from the UK who is the recipient of the BBC Award and Parliamentary Award, Wolfgang Puschnig musical veteran from Vienna on Flute and Hojak, virtuoso pianist Yoichi Uzeki from Tokyo and an up and coming Young Lion 19 year old Justin Faulkner from Philadelphia on Drums who Jamaaladeen discovered when he was just 13 years of age. Also a special appearance is made by David "Fingers" Haynes on Drums another innovator in his own right in the technique and technology of electronic drumming. Ornette displayed his talent and wisdom on the highest musical level for which he is known for and interacted with these great young musicians in a way that only Ornette can. For Jamaaladeen, this is a dream come true to work with his mentor who discovered him at age 19. It is Jamaaladeen's way of saying thank you Ornette for sharing your musical knowledge, wisdom and human experience with him , that has carried him throughout his solo musical career. Look out for this recording as it will be one not to be missed. Stay tuned for worldwide release dates.

I remember playing my bass guitar in my high school latin/jazz band. I remember staying in my room for many hours, not wanting to go outside and play with the other kids, only wanting to listen and play along with 33 1/3 vinyl recordings of famous jazz musicians who played the big jazz festivals in Europe and Asia. I remember receiving a telephone call by then Miles Davis guitarist Reggie Lucas and percussionist James Mtume, asking me if I wanted to attend a rehearsal with Ornette Coleman. I remember coming to the famous loft on Prince Street in New York and meeting Ornette Coleman. I will never ever forget the sound of the first musical notes that left my bass guitar and those notes that came out of Ornette’s alto saxophone in that rehearsal. It was like a revelation to me, an awakening. A young man introduced to a higher level of musical thinking. Ornette invited me to go to Europe with his newly formed Prime Time band for two weeks. We stayed and rehearsed, recorded in Europe via Paris for 3 months. I was 19 years old. I was never the same afterwards as a man or as a bass guitar player. Ornette no doubt has played a very important role in my life. Musical mentor, life educator, guardian. He has helped me to define myself as a man and as a musician. There was one moment in my life as a young man when I was venturing on a spiritual path and decided that I did not want to play music anymore.
Ornette heard of this and came to Philadelphia from New York, met with my mother and
pleaded with her to convice me to return to music again. I did and I thank God and I thank Ornette Coleman. For the love of Ornette is my special thank you to Ornette for taking me in, allowing me to think as a human being, play music with the freedom of a bird in flight, and to be constant in my musical endeavors. This recording is “FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE” Peace, Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass guitar
Ornette Coleman- Alto Saxophone, Wisdom
Tony Kofi – Tenor Saxophone
Wolfgang Puschnig – Flute, Hojak
Yoichi Uzeki – Piano
Justin Faulkner – Acoustic Drums
Wadud Ahmad – Spoken Word
David “Fingers” Haynes – Finger Drums
Drum arrangements performed (live) on a Drum Machine entirely with his fingers (Tracks 4,8,9)

Produced by Jamaaladeen Tacuma for Jam-ALL Productions
Executive and Production Assistant - Regina Schlitz
Recorded at MSR Studios, New York, NY , June 21, 2010
Sound Engineer – Robert Musso
Assistant Engineer – Ryan Kelly
Re-Composing , Paul Urbanek – Next Generation Studios, Vienna – July, 2010
Mixed, cut and mastered by Paul Urbanek
Mixed and mastered at: Next Generation Studios, Vienna – July, 2010
Photos & Art D – Regina Schlitz for Sound Evidence

Jamaaladeen Tacuma plays Dipinto and Warwick Bass Guitars
Jamaaladeen Tacuma uses the Jonas Helbourg Amp by Warwick
Jamaaladeen Tacuma also uses classic Labella bass guitar strings
Tony Kofi plays Tenor Saxophone courtesy of Specific Jazz

Album Art created by Sound Evidence ©

Original Oil Painting (Afro Aztec B-Boy) by Bariq Cobbs




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