Funky T. Cool T.

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Studio album by Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble
Released 1991
Recorded January 14–16, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length47:51
Label DIW
Lester Bowie chronology
The Organizer
(1991)
Funky T. Cool T.
(1991)
The Fire This Time
(1992)

Funky T. Cool T. is the fifth album Lester Bowie recorded for the Japanese DIW label and the second album by his "New York Organ Ensemble". It was released in 1991 and features performances by Bowie, Steve Turre, Amina Claudine Myers James Carter, Phillip Wilson and Famoudou Don Moye.

Lester Bowie American jazz trumpeter

Lester Bowie was an American jazz trumpet player and composer. He was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and co-founded the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

DIW Records is a Japanese record label specializing in avant-garde jazz. It is a subsidiary of Disk Union. Kazunori Sugiyama was an executive producer for the label before starting Tzadik Records with John Zorn.

Steve Turre American jazz trombonist

Stephen Johnson Turre is an American jazz trombonist and a pioneer of using seashells as instruments, a composer, arranger, and educator at the collegiate-conservatory level. For fifty-five years, Turre has been active in jazz, rock, and Latin jazz – in live venues, recording studios, television, and cinema production.

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Don Snowden awarded the album 2½ stars stating "it really seems like Lester Bowie threw this group away -- too bad, because the combination of his sensibility, this genre, and these players had a lot of potential". [1]

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Track listing

  1. "Funky T." (Turre) - 8:04
  2. "What's New?" (Burke, Haggart) - 9:05
  3. "When the Spirit Returns" - 9:16
  4. "Cool T." - 10:42
  5. "Afternoon in Brooklyn" - 10:57
All compositions by Lester Bowie except as indicated

Personnel

Amina Claudine Myers American musician

Amina Claudine Myers is an American jazz pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and arranger.

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References

  1. 1 2 Snowden, D. Allmusic Review accessed August 12, 2011