This is the first release by Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures in over five years. It is a perfect example of creative music looking to the future while expressing the sound of now. The amazing chemistry and collective language amongst the musicians reflects their many years of developing and performing Rudolph's concept. These musicians each have direct and personal connections to the roots and history of jazz as they have performed with and have been mentored by key figures in 20th century creative music such as Ornette Coleman, Yusef Lateef, Roy Haynes, Don Cherry, Sam Rivers, Jon Hassel and many more. The exceptional and modern, recorded sound of Glare of the Tiger was done by long-time collaborator James Dellatacoma, head engineer at Bill Laswell's Orange Music Studio.
"This recording is the fullest realization of aesthetic and concept, which I have been developing for the past three decades. My aim was to compose music that inspired the musicians to express their inner voice, while still maintaining a clear focus on aesthetic and overall sound. It is my feeling that to honor tradition, one should look forward and not backward. The tradition is to sound like yourself and create a NEW music that reflects the NOW. To put it another way, Yusef Lateef often said to me, "Brother Adam, we are evolutionists."
A Pioneer in World Music - The New York Times
A Percussion Wizard - DownBeat
Adam Rudolph: handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija), sintir, cajon, itotele, glockenspiel, gongs, percussion
Alexis Marcelo: fender rhodes, electric keyboards & hammond B3
Damon Banks: electric bass
Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Hamid Drake: drumset, percussion
James Hurt: sogo & kidi drums, oghene bell, okonkolo, fender rhodes, smart phone synthesizer module & sound design
Kenny Wessel: electric guitar, electronics
Ralph M. Jones: flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, soprano & tenor saxophones, husli, bamboo flutes
01. Glare of the Tiger 13:44
02. Interlude One 0:25
03. Ecstaticized 5:43
04. Interlude Two 0:21
05. Rotations 6:00
06. Dialogics 4:06
07. Ciresque 7:31
08. Interlude Three 0:39
09. Lehra 3:08
10. Wonderings 12:43
11. Interlude Four 0:44
Compositions by Adam Rudolph.
Produced, arranged, edited, mixed, processed by Adam Rudolph and James Dellatacoma.