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Phil Ranelin The Time Is Now

Pure Pleasure | Item No: 633143
Vinyl LP | 1974 / UK – Reissue | New
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Phil Ranelin's first record as a leader is worlds away from his later 1976 offering, "Vibes From the Tribe". "The Time Is Now" is a vanguard jazz record, full of the spirit, determination, and innovation inspired by John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp. Recorded in 1973 and 1974 and released at the end of 1974, the set shows Ranelin to be an imposing composer and frightfully good trombonist. The original album contained six compositions that are a deep musical brew of avant-garde improvisation, hard bop jazz esthetics, and soulful melodic ideas that were superimposed as a jump off point for both harmonic and rhythmic (read: Latin) invention. The stamp of Detroit is all over this thing. Tracks like the title and "Black Destiny" reflect the anger and vision of the era, while moving it all in a positive musical direction. Soloists on the set include the rest of the Tribe collective -- Marcus Belgrave and Wendell Harrison -- as well as local players who deserved far more than they received in terms of national recognitions: bassist Reggie 'Shoo-Be Doo' Fields, trumpeter Charles Moore, pianist Keith Vreeland, drummer Bill Turner, and others including Ranelin himself. The arrangements on "The Time Is Now" were ahead of their time, clustering a rhythm section as part of the horn's front line ("13th and Senate" and the title track) and a stylistic angularity that reflected both musical history and futurism in jazz and R&B ("Time Is Running Out" and "Times Gone By"). "The Time Is Now" is a must for any vanguard jazz aficionado or anyone interested in the strange, rhythm-oriented evolution of Detroit music.
Item Details
Item No: 633143
Artist: Phil Ranelin
Title: The Time Is Now
Label: Pure Pleasure
Catalog No: Pure Pleasure TRCD 4006
Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: UK – Reissue
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Jazz | Fusion
Available since: 2019-02-15
Condition: New
Price: 35,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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Tracklist
A1 The Time Is Now For Change
A2 Time Is Running Out
B1 Of Times Gone By
B2 Black Destiny
B3 13th & Senate
B4 He The One We All Knew (Part 1)
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