"MY HOME IN ANGER"
players, in order of appearance:
Dick Kondas (sound), Dafnis Prieto (drums, voice), Steve Swallow (bass), Alfredo Triff (violin), Milton Cardona (congas, percussion), Kip Hanrahan (direction, percussion, voice), DD Jackson (piano), Pedrito Martinez (congas), Robby Ameen (drums, percussion), Yosvanni Terry (percussion, sax), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums, percussion), John Beasley (piano, keyboards), Brandon Ross (voice, guitar), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), Andy Gonzalez (bass), John Kilgore (sound), Fernando Saunders (voice, bass), Anthony Cox (bass), Mike Cain (piano), Xiomara Laugart (voice), Don Byron (clarinet), Roberto Poveda (voice, guitar), Craig Handy (sax), Lysandro Arenas (piano), Lucy Penebaz (voice)
1. Vida Sin Miel (Dafnis Prieto) 2. Gift (No Woman Knows)(Kip Hanrahan, Steve Swallow, Brandon Ross) 3. Another Autumn Forms (Kip Hanrahan, Steve Swallow) 4. Como en Vietnam (Steve Swallow, Kip Hanrahan) 5. No Baby(1) (Steve Lacy) 6. The Savage Dawn In Her Glance (Music and Autobiography) (Steve Swallow, Kip Hanrahan, Fernando Saunders) 7. Suenos da Vida Colonial (Kip Hanrahan, Steve Swallow, Roberto Poveda) 8. Kuduro of Assassins and Laughter (Horacio Hernandez, Kip Hanrahan) 9. Obviously Spring (Evora) (Kip Hanrahan) 10. You Play With The Night With Your Fingertips (Kip Hanrahan, DD Jackson, Fernando Suanders) 11. Unfinished Dawn (Kip Hanrahan) 12. At Home in the Night (Kip Hanrahan, Fernando Saunders) 13. War News From Inside the City (Brandon Ross, Kip Hanrahan) 14. Shadow of the Unfinished Dawn (Kip Hanrahan) 15. Unfinished Dusk (Kip Hanrahan) 16. Clean Charm Amongst Evil (Yosvanni Terry, Kip Hanrahan) 17. Need (Brandon Ross, Kip Hanrahan) 18. No Baby (2) (Steve Lacy)
produced by Kip Hanrahan
New York City, 2008 through 2011
A renowned composer, bandleader, visionary producer, and creative instigator, Hanrahan has long been known for intensely passionate music that is both tender and hard-driving, with a deep poetic edge. “At Home In Anger” is the first new Kip Hanrahan CD since a his 2007 release “Beautiful Scars”. Fans of forward-thinking, outernational music will no doubt be thrilled to hear that Kip Hanrahan is back !
Kip Hanrahan has experienced a lot. He was an assistant with Nouvelle Vague director Jean-Luc Godard, the video artist Nam June Paik and the innovative composer Carla Bley, made from the early eighties wonderful records like "Coup de Tete", "Desire Develops An Edge" and "Exotica "for which he formed fantastic, exciting all-star bands with Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Charles Neville, Henry Threadgill, David Murray, Arto Lindsay, Billy Bang, Taj Mahal, Astor Piazzolla and even Sting.
Today Kip Hanrahan moves between Rio de Janeiro and Reston, Virginia, swinging cross boundaries acts as a catalyst again, less as a jazz musician in the usual sense. The seventeen pieces on “Anger…” are subtle, rhythmically powerful and more focused and balanced than the previous CD.
On his thirteenth album percussionist and producer, poet and visionary Kip Hanrahan compensates his vivid anger about oppression and exclusion: "At Home In Anger" - a fascination with excitement, relaxation, warmth and magic.
"There is nothing quite like Mr. Hanrahan’s music – a steamy blend of rhythmic and melodic tensions, drawn from musicians of different traditions (Latin, jazz, rock), yet with something very much his own."
Jason Weiss, New York Times
"The music of Hanrahan, and of the American Clavé label which he runs, is rich beyond compare."
Phil Johnson, Independent (London)
"Kip Hanrahan is the Jean-Luc Godard of music today..."
Le Monde, Paris