american clave / ANTHOLOGY
KIP HANRAHAN, JACK BRUCE, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, ALLEN TOUSSAINT, DON PULLEN, DAVID MURRAY, PAUL HAINES, MILTON CARDONA, ISHMAEL REED, STEVE SWALLOW, TAJ MAHAL, STING, ANDY GONZALEZ, ARTO LINDSAY, GIOVANNI HIDALGO, FERNANDO SAUNDERS, PABLO ZIEGLER, FERNANDO SUAREZ PAZ, HORACIO MALVICINO, BOBBY WOMACK, ROBERT WYATT, ALFREDO TRIFF, PETER SCHERER, LESTER BOWIE, JOHN TCHICAI, PUNTILLA, ROBBIE AMEEN, others)
A two-disc compilation of songs (greatest hits?) from american clave records
Released September 1993
"One of the best records of the year (1993). Ostensibly, a sampler shaped by an auteruist; actually a rhythmic mediation on poems, knowledge, sex, politics..."
Michael Jarrett, Pulse!
American Clave is both the label and the vehicle of Kip Hanrahan, one of the most experimental musical artists working today. In addition to Hanrahan, some of the artists featured range from power rocker Jack Bruce on vocals and bass to soul singer Bobby Womack to blues guitarist Taj Mahal to avant garde jazz pianist Don Pullen to New Orleans keyboardist Allen Toussaint, usually in some combination with each other. As the above names suggest, Hanrahan has created a body of work that is the most imaginative and complete syntheses of different traditions ever put together... This collection proves that experimental music can be just as listenable and melodic as the most mainstream material..."
Blade, Citizen Preview