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by Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang

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    This recording of Hamid Drake and Michael Zerang’s tribute to master drummer Ed Blackwell, was recorded at Airwave Recording Studio’s in Chicago on September 16, 1995. It is being release on December 1, 2015, ahead of the duo’s 25th anniversary of Winter Solstice Concerts that are held in Chicago, in a limited edition of 300 CD’s, and also available as a high resolution digital download.

    The composition for two drum sets is cowritten by Zerang and Drake, and was performed extensively from 1991 to 1998 in concerts in The United States and Europe. The innovation of Ed Blackwell has a deep influence on Drake and Zerang as drummers and artists. Finding the melody in the drums, and the rhythms that make them sing, while sharing and exploring together in a open and deep manner, is their tribute to Ed Blackwell.

    This is the first release from Drake and Zerang since their 1995 debut album, ASK THE SUN, on Okka Disc Records.

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released November 1, 2015

Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang

1. For Ed Blackwell - 42:26

Hamid Drake - drum set
Michael Zerang - drum set

Recorded and Mixed by John McCortney - Airwave Recording Studio / Chicago, on September 16, 1995.
Mastered at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, by Alex Inglizian
Cover Art and Design by Dan Mohr / yesIsaid.com

composed by Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang
©Michael Zerang / munimulamusic/ASCAP
©Hamid Drake / Smiling Forehead/BMI

Pink Palace Recordings PPCD003

All About Jazz - 11 Feb 2016


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Pink Palace is Michael Zerang’s personal label that will release a variety of his newer projects, across a spectrum of recorded formats, as well as older material from his archives. As an artist run label, you will be able to support him directly and effectively as he continues to develop and produce new work, and to engage with the wonderful artists that you will hear on this label. ... more

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