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December 1997

Graham Haynes
Tones For the 21st Century
Antilles

Followers of trumpeter Graham Haynes' career have watched his ambulatory muse take him from M-Base to the far East, to Miles-ish funk. With that in mind, Tones for the 21st Century (Antilles 314 537 692-2; 52:42), Haynes' foray into electronica shouldn't be much of a surprise. Abandoning the acid-funk grooves of his last effort, ("Transition"), Haynes goes straight for the subconscious, with wash upon wash of generated sound and exotic texture. It's a fair enough first effort: "Nameless River" frames his horn lines against eddies of synthesized sound and African Harp figures, while spoken word artist Tracie Morris lends an ethereal, spiritual vibe to "Out of Phaze."

Originally published in December 1997
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