A Magical Approach

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1 Root Assumptions 17:37 44.1/16 Album only
2 A Melody 10:07 44.1/16 Album only
3 My Birds 7:48 44.1/16 Album only
4 3 is to 1 as 4 is to 2 4:41 44.1/16 Album only
5 Munich 7:42 44.1/16 Album only
6 For the People - In Fear - In Chaos 19:10 44.1/16 Album only

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Jerome Cooper is one of the leading figures in modern jazz, having collaborated with such legendary musicians as Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, and the Revolutionary Ensemble. This album gives us a glimpse into his evolution as an artist over 30 years, as the first track, "Root Assumptions," was recorded in 1978 while the remaining tracks are from Cooper's 2007 performance at an A.A.C.M. concert. In addition to what most consider to be "normal" percussion instruments, Cooper plays the chiramia, balaphone, and a drum track machine.

Jerome Cooper's A Magical Approach is a remarkable artistic statement. One of the most focused and dedicated musicians from the post-'60s creative music, Cooper has been releasing solo percussion recordings since the late ˜70s, dividing all four limbs between his drums, balaphone (African xylophone), chiramia (a kind of Mexican/South American oboe) and synthesizer. Over these years, his music has developed, becoming richer in detail and broader in range of expressed feelings and emotions. Though one of the tracks was recorded in 1978, the rest is more recent (from 2007); one has to ask why it took so long for this great music to surface.