Vinnie Colaiuta Original recording reissued
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Title: VINNIE COLAIUTA
Street Release Date: 02/13/1997
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We all know the guy plays with unspeakable virtuosity on the drums which is amply displayed on countless other recordings (most or all of which I own!), and we get that here, but this offering reveals to the listener a new perspective: one as a leader/composer/producer as opposed to the more familiar drummer/sideman. He doesn't just throw together a band, play some cover tunes, put some blistering solos over the top and call himself an artist; instead, he digs deep and ultimately shows us what's inside his head musically.
The last thing I want to hear is another drummer-led recording wherein the concept of the compositions is little more than an excuse to get to the soloing. This recording has borne many repeated listenings because it keeps surprising me. Hey Vinnie, how 'bout another one? And remember: Play..........play good!
I'm not a drummer either, but I appreciate one that can mix it up and adapt to different styles.
I bought this cd because I had heard his work with Frank Zappa and figured he would present a better "jazz" album that the typical jazz musicians. Well, I was right...
The album opens with a funky, metallic, jazzy rocker called "I'm Tweeked" and then moves into hip-hop and world beats, through some straight jazz and then back into some rock-jazz tinged sounds. Vinnie's drumming is excellent and the song structure is strong enough to keep your attention.
This does not sound like a drummer's solo album...it's a very well put together jazz/rock experience that should be heard...and emulated by others!
Vinnie is one of those musicians that you just have to see live to fully appreciate. He's truly one of a kind and an amazing improvisor, as well as having great chops and a "in the pocket" groove. In spite of this, I've been listening to this disc since it came out and I still don't understand it. With the awesome lineup of stellar players on this you'd expect some memorable stuff but it seems it's all about odd meters and odd samples here. Not enough grooves! I'm a music fan, not a mathematician. I love you Vinnie but this not the disc I would put on to showcase your abilities. Keep 'em coming though!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the most creative drummers of all time , never seize to amaze me.Published 8 months ago by Edward Pagan
I love this cd. I've always heard it through the years and it's always fresh. I had to finally get it. As always, Vinnie takes no prisoners. The price was good too.Published 22 months ago by Eduardo
One of the best drummers of all time, Vinnie's compositions and playing on this CD are outstanding. It's a drummer led CD, but all the players here shine. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by ThrottleJockey
I bought this CD waaay back when it was released and studied it intently as a drummer/musician. What I came away with was a new sense of how time can be applied to music. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by Music Guy
Vinnie has always been an inspiration to me, so I decided to buy his album. It was great! He has some really wacked out fusion! Buy this!! Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Kenneth Candelas
What can I say? Vinnie is a truly master of drums and great drummer of all time. You can hear his skill, technique and musicality in this GREAT album. Nice job Vince! Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Josafat Wiranto
I had originally purchased this CD in 1995 and had lost it so I bought a new one. After listening to it again, I have to say that either my tastes have matured or Vinnie was a bit... Read morePublished on January 12, 2008 by Chuck14203
Vinnie Colaiuta, there are not words that can describe this man and his work on this project. To really understand how good he is, you have to be a musician and understand music. Read morePublished on October 15, 2007 by D. Bradford
I BOUGHT VINNIES ALBUM AS SOON AS IT BECAME AVAILABLE IN THE UK.I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM THIS CD.MY FAVOURITE HAS TO BE BRUCE LEE. Read morePublished on August 29, 2006