NORMAN CONNORS / “Love From The Sun”

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4 Responses to “NORMAN CONNORS / “Love From The Sun””

The Magnificent Goldberg Says:
September 23rd, 2007 at 3:03 am

Well, I came on this morning first thing because I didn’t think it would be Sunday yet in California and that I could get another oportunity to listen to the two Attias tracks. Well, you beat me to it. I was particularly intereted in the remix of the Roy Ayers recording because of the reference in your write-up to “broken beat”. I’ve heard a bit abot it but not heard any yet, so I wanted to see what it was all about.

Well, I didn’t hear anything that the phrase “broken beat” would lead me to expect; the rhythm shifting around in perhaps unpredictable, perhaps merely difficult, patterns. No, all the guy did was to take the straight ahead rhythm that was already there and increase the volume of some of the off beats, on alternate bars. And he did it all the way through, in the same way. Seldom have I heard more lifeless music than this. (The slow version was no better, as far as I was concerned.) Sounds to me as if it was put together by (the descendant of) one of the people of whom Amiri Baraka spoke when he said “YOU can’t dance to it”. Anyone who can’t dance to thi must be suffering from a broken leg. But why anyone should WANT to dance to it, I simply can’t imagine, because it’s just empty.

If this is a good example of “broken beat”, I’ve just got to say, as my grandmother did on seeing her first motor car, “what WILL they think of next?”

OK, thanks for reminding me of Black Uhuru, a band I liked back in the day but never bought any of their albums. I’d better get on to that, pretty soon.


Onaje Allan Gumbs Says:
July 4th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The keyboard and arrangement of Norman Connors version of Love From the Sun were done by myself and not Herbie Hancock. (Please check your credits.)

          Mtume says           

Sorry about that. I corrected the error in the post.


Yugen Fardan Rashad Says:
July 12th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Where can I obtain a cd of Norman’s love from the sun recording which Onaje is among a very talented cast of players?

Onaje Allan Gumbs Says:
July 24th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Buster Williams played acoustic bass on "Love From The Sun"

          Mtume says          

Thanks again. Article corrected. emoticon


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