Time Is the Enemy

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Time Is the Enemy
Jonas Hellborg & Shawn Lane - 1997 - Time Is the Enemy.jpg
Live album by Jonas Hellborg
Released 14 October 1997 (1997-10-14) [1]
Recorded 1996 in various countries and continents
Genre Jazz fusion
Length52:50 [2]
Label Bardo
Producer Jonas Hellborg
Jonas Hellborg chronology
Temporal Analogues of Paradise
(1996) Temporal Analogues of Paradise1996
Time Is the Enemy
(1999) Zenhouse1999
Alternative cover

Jonas Hellborg & Shawn Lane - 2004 - Time Is the Enemy (remastered).jpg

2004 remastered edition

Time Is the Enemy is a live album by bassist Jonas Hellborg, released on 14 October 1997 through Bardo Records; a remastered edition was reissued on 30 March 2004. [3] It features guitarist Shawn Lane and drummer Jeff Sipe (credited as Apt. Q-258) as collaborators, both of whom joined Hellborg on his previous album Temporal Analogues of Paradise (1996). [4]

Jonas Hellborg is a Swedish bass guitarist. He has collaborated with John McLaughlin, Ustad Sultan Khan, Fazal Qureshi, Bill Laswell, Shawn Lane, Jens Johansson, Anders Johansson, Ginger Baker, Michael Shrieve, V. Selvaganesh, Jeff Sipe, Mattias IA Eklundh, Public Image Ltd, and Buckethead.

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Shawn Lane American musician

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Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz Favourable [5]
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C. Michael Bailey at All About Jazz gave Time Is the Enemy a positive review, calling it "virtuosic" and "totally improvised and totally honest", whilst saying that the trio of Hellborg, Lane and Sipe were "making fusion fun and interesting again." [5] Michael G. Nastos at AllMusic gave the album four stars out of five, also remarking that the trio was "pumping some stark vitality" into jazz fusion. [1]

<i>All About Jazz</i> comprehensive American website for jazz enthusiasts and professionals, based in Philadelphia

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Track listing

All music composed by Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane.

2."Wherever You Walk"9:48
3."Space Time Continuum"9:53
4."The Kings Letter"6:37
5."Barua a Soldani"10:25
6."Time Is the Enemy"6:54
Total length:52:50



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