Artist: Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Title Of Album: Jazz Racine Haïti
Year Of Release: 2014
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 59:26 min
Total Size: 136 / 367 MB
3. Blues Jon Jon
4. Bade Zile
7. Sept Fe
8. Vaudou Zepole
9. Je Vous Aime Kongo
10. Legba Nan Baye
Jacques Schwarz-Bart (tenor saxophone),
Erol Josué, Rozna Zila, Stephanie McKay (chants and vocals),
Etienne Charles (trumpet),
Alex Tassel (flugelhorn),
Milan Milanovic, Gregory Privat (piano),
Ben Williams (double bass),
Reggie Washington (electric bass),
Obed Calvaire, Arnaud Dolmen (drums),
Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste, Claude Saturne (percussion).
Tenor saxophonist and composer Jacques Schwarz-Bart presents 'Jazz Racine Haiti', an innovative album at the crossroads of sacred Haitian voodoo music and jazz.
On recordings and in concerts, Jacques Schwarz-Bart has been a collaborator of such diverse artists as Roy Hargrove, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, David Gilmore, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez, Ari Hoenig and Meshell N'Degeocello. In his efforts as a bandleader, however, he has followed a clear path, deeper and deeper into the music of his French-Caribbean antecedents, which he has continued to blend with modern jazz. 'Jazz Racine Haiti', is a culmination of this work: alongside an international cast of musicians including two voodoo priests, Schwarz-Bart has created new arrangements of traditional Haitian voodoo ritual music and composed music inspired by his rigorous engagement with the genre.
The resulting recording is at once an achievement of ethnomusicology and artistic innovation. And in spite of its faithful commitment to a centuries-old - and, to some, esoteric - musical and spiritual tradition, 'Jazz Racine Haiti' is a fresh and remarkably accessible work.