”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker



 Kip Hanrahan born in 1954 in a Puerto Rican area of the Bronx, is one of my favorite musical producer and former of the famous record label "American Clavé"  where, for records and concerts, he could get together great artists as Jack Bruce, Jerry Gonzàlez, Hilton Ruiz, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Don Pullen, Milton Cardona, Arto Lindsay, Anton Fier, David Moss, Steve Swallow, the great unknown Alfredo Triff and many many others...


"Kip Hanrahan, a producer, a composer, a percussionist and facilitator, Kip Hanrahan has an uncanny ability to assemble remarkable musicians and apply their talents in interesting ways. The results are often magical. His records are as enigmatic as he is, and maybe that heightens the attraction and expectation..." 

"Conjure" is one of his special project 
Ishmael Reed: poetry & voice
Taj Mahal: voice & guitar
David Murray: tenor saxophon & bass clarinet
Terry Yosvany: piano & saxophon
Fernando Saunders: bass & voice
Anthony Cox: drums
Billy Bang: violin
Leo Nocentelli: guitar
Pedrito Martinez: percussion
Dafnis Prietos: drums

Nota: about Billy Bang, the violin player, you can also look the trailer of the movie directed by my friend Markus Hansen on his website: HERE  (click on "film" , then on "Redemption song" )

Here, from jazz to guaganco, blues and poetry, a splendid movie (with password: 8Conjure) directed by Jérôme de Missolz around the amazing "Conjure" concert in "Banlieues Bleues" (Paris) in 2003 - co-production Banlieues Bleues, Mezzo & La Huit production
(another  Jérôme de Missolz's movie here)

password : 8Conjure

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