Meet Me Anywhere

Meet Me Anywhere

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Artist: Natraj

Composers: John Coltrane, Phil Scarf , Warren Senders

Format: 1 CD


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Phil Scarff (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, axats, voice, tamboura)
Michael Rivard (acoustic bass, axatse, voice)
Russ Gold (congas, bongos, tom-toms, cymbals, cowbells, wood blocks, gankogui, naqqara)
Jerry Leake (tabla, clay drum, riq, tar, glockenspiel, maracas, naqqara, gankogui, temple blocks, stick, Tibetan bell, voice)

Guest artists:
Steve Gorn (bamboo flute)
Mick Goodrick (guitar)
Godwin Agbeli (kidi, atsimevu)
Warren Senders (voice)

Since Natraj 's inception in 1987, the group's music has evolved steadily to encompass Indian concepts like raga and tala along with many aspects of African ensemble playing, but without abandoning such necessities of jazz as swing, groove and taking chances.

Make no mistake, these guys take a lot of chances. Natraj's arrangements are carefully structured, but when it comes to improvisation you can never know what's going to happen—and that's the essence of jazz no matter what other musical streams are present.   When the group plays one of my tunes I can anticipate only one thing—that they'll surprise me. Phil Scarff's arrangements highlight the soloists musical personalities along with their chops, and players like Jerry Leake, Mike Rivard and Russ Gold rise to the occasion.

—Warren Senders

Track List

1. Footwear (Phil Scarff)
2. Drop the Knife Twice (Warren Senders)
3. Resolution From the suite "A Love Supreme" (John Coltrane, arr. Phil Scarff)
4. Friends Everywhere (Warren Senders)
5. Meet Me Anywhere (Phil Scarff)
6. Avu Matodzo (Traditional West African)
7. Suite 203 (Phil Scarff)

Total time: 53:45
Release date: 1994
UPC: 751758011922

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