Adam Niewood: A Rap Tap Tap In The Night

Track

A Rap Tap Tap In The Night

Group

Adam Niewood & His Rabble Rousers

CD

Epic Journey: Volumes I & II (Innova 708)

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Musicians:

Adam Niewood (saxes),

Kristjan Randalu (piano, Fender Rhodes), Jesse Lewis (guitar), Matt Brewer (electric bass), Chris Higgins (acoustic bass), Rohin Khemani (drums, cymbals, djembe, doumbek, frame drum, elephant bells, Tibetan bowl, African rattles/shakers), Greg Ritchie (drums & cymbals)

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Composed by Adam Niewood

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Recorded: 2008

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

There's almost nothing more thrilling than listening to a section of improvised music as its inner shape begins to form. Oh, sure, sometimes music of this sort doesn't really have a shape, the energy and texture being more important than form. With "A Rap Tap Tap In The Night," Adam Niewood and his cohorts shift mid-song from meandering (and I mean that in the best possible way) sax, percussion and piano that spends a great deal of time on texture, to a more modal approach. I'm imagining A Love Supreme turned up a few notches.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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