Kip Hanrahan | Desire develops an edge | American Clavé

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When it comes down to it

a record producer is really a film director. And when it really comes down it, a record producer, a film director, is really a factory foreman. The investors and bankers might be the real employers. Maybe not.

But the second equation comes apart if the product is the group articulation of as intimate, contradictory and sometimes obscure a first person singular as this. A romantic liberation from a role.

It was a sweet feeling when it was apparent that the other players could hear themselves in that first person singular. Not just in the music, or in the project as a whole, but in that difficult, dark “I.” I would have expected it from Jack or from Stubblefield. After all, what differences are there between the options open to a blue collar kid from the Bronx and those a blue collar kid from Glasgow or from Little Rock. The similarities would be strong enough that the “l”s partially formed by them would overlap. The real thrill came from seeing that recognition in the faces and gestures of the players and listeners from more exotic childhood landscapes like Santiago de Cuba, Les Cayes or New Rochelle. A romantic liberation to an illusion, maybe.

So Desire Develops An Edge turns out to be as dark and difficult as that “I,” but, as it feels from here, just as dark and sensuous. — Kip Hanrahan

P.S. Speaking of difficult, check out that tense cross clave in “Two.” I love the way Puntilla is able to shift back and forth from one clave (held, maybe, by Jerry) to its incompatible opposite (held, maybe, by Ignacio). If at the heart of a Cuban drummer’s skill, even a quinto player, is the ability to hold a steady clave, how many players have the strength and ears to invert so fluidly?

P.P.S. Speaking of sweet moments, the Haitians, who knew nothing of Jack’s history, went spontaneously crazy for his singing. The punchline is that they had no idea he was supposed to be great. Everybody — Jack, Arto, Jon, Milton, Paul, Kip — was turned on by the absolute sincerity of the moment.

Produced by KIP HANRAHAN / Executive producer SCOTT MARCUS / Engineered by DAVID RODRIGUEZ and JON FAUSTY, assisted by YORAM VAZAN, EDWIN AYALA, and RALF RIDAO / Mix engineered by JON FAUSTY / Technical assistance by FRANK RODRIGUEZ / Mastered by GREG CALBI at Sterling Sound / Photography by ANDY FREEBERG / Cover design by CAPOEIRA GRAPHICS / Special thanks to NANCY WEISS, YALE EVELEV, MARLENE FREEMAN-SEMELS, MARTY SHELLER, FRANCENE KEERY, MIKE SNOW, SPENCER RICHARDS, and to RALF RIDAO for Jack’s bass.

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Jack Bruce

The center of gravity of this record

was formed by the labor of Kip Hanrahan, Jack Bruce, Steve Swallow, Puntilla Orlando Rios, Arto Lindsay, Elysee Pyronneau, Scott Marcus, Jon Fausty and David Rodriguez.

Among others who sold or contributed their work, time and talent to the project were Ricky Ford, Ignacio Berroa, Jerry Gonzalez, Alberto Bengolea, Ti’Plume Ricardo Franck, Olufemi Claudette Mitchell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Milton Cardona, John Stubblefield, Tico Harry Sylvain, Daniel Frieberg, Nancy Weiss, Yale Evelev, Paul Haines, Frisner Augustin, Molly Parley, Anton Fier, Sergio Brandao, Marlene Freeman-Semels, Jean Claude Jean, John Scofield, Jody Harris, Yoram Vazan, Edwin Ayala, Frank Rodriguez and Ralf Ridao. It was recorded during July, August and September 1982 and April and June 1983. The editing, overdubbing and mixing were done during October 1982 and January, March, April, May, June and July 1983. All the work was done at Latin/Eurosound Studios, New York City.

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Desire Develops an Edge [6:16]
composed by KIP HANRAHAN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and TICO HARRY SYLVAIN, PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS quinto / MILTON CARDONA congas / TICO HARRY SYLVAIN trap drums / JERRY GONZALEZ congas

What Is This Dance, Anyway? [3:40]
composed by JN-BAPTISTE-HANRAHAN-HAINES-AUGUSTIN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and ALBERTO BENGOLEA. JACK BRUCE voice, electric bass / FRISNER AUGUSTIN tambou / MILTON CARDONA congas / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / JEAN CLAUDE JEAN electric guitar / RICKY FORD tenor sax / MOLLY PARLEY voice / TEO MACERO alto sax / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas /GENE GOLDEN congas / MARIO RIVERA baritone sax / JOHN STUBBLEFIELD tenor sax / HANNIBAL PETERSON trumpet / JERRY GONZALEZ trumpet

Two (Still in Half-Light) [5:38]
composed by KIP HANRAHAN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN. JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas, percussion / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / JAMAALADEEN TACUMA electric bass / RICKY FORD tenor sax / JOHN STUBBLEFIELD tenor sax / electric guitar / JERRY GONZALEZ congas / KIP HANRAHAN percussion

Early Fall [2:10]
composed by KIP HANRAHAN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and ALBERTO BENGOLEA / (special thanks, of course, within the changes to Caetano Veloso). JACK BRUCE voice / RICKY FORD tenor sax / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / ALBERTO BENGOLEA electric guitar / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas /JERRY GONZALEZ congas / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / SERGIO BRANDAC electric bass / ANTON FIER trap drums

Velasquez [5:02]
composed by KIP HANRAHAN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and STEVE SWALLOW. JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas / ANTON FIER trap drums / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / JODY HARRIS electric guitar / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar

(Don’t Complicate) The Life (la Vie) [6:47]
composed by FRANCK-HANRAHAN-HAINES-SYLVAIN-DESGROTTES / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and TI’PLUME RICARDO FRANCK. TI’PLUME RICARDO FRANCK voice, electric guitar / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar, voice / JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass / TICO HARRY SYLVAIN trap drums / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas, percussion / MILTON CARDONA congas, checkere / JAMAALADEEN TACUMA electric bass / JERRY GONZALEZ congas, percussion / MOLLY PARLEY voice / OLUFEMI CLAUDETTE MITCHELL checkere / ARTO LINDSAY voice / KIP HANRAHAN voice, percussion

The Edge You Always Loved in Me [2:22]
composed by KIP HANRAHAN / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and ALBERT OBENGOLEA. JACK BRUCE voice / RICKY FORD tenor sax / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS quinto / JERRY GONZALEZ congas / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / ALBERTO BENGOLEA electric guitar / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / SERGIO BRANDAC electric bass / ANTON FIER trap drums

Sara Wade [2:54]
arranged by PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS. PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS voice / OLUFEMI CLAUDETTE MITCHELL voice / JERRY GONZALEZ clavé

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Far From Freetown [1:31]
composed by HANRAHAN-SWALLOW-PYRONNEAU / arranged by STEVE SWALLOW, KIP HANRAHAN, and ELYSEE PYRONNEAU. MOLLY PARLEY voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / PUNTILLA ORLANDG RIOS congas / ANTON FIER trap drums / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / JERRY GONZALEZ congas

All Us Working Class Boys (for Jack Bruce) [3:59]
composed by HANRAHAN-SWALLOW / arranged by STEVE SWALLOW and KIP HANRAHAN. JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass, piano / TICO HARRY SYLVAIN trap drums / MILTON CARDONA congas / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas / JOHN STUBBLEFIELD tenor sax / RICKY FORD tenor sax / NED ROTHEN BERG tenor sax / JERRY GONZALEZ congas / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar

Child Song [2:37]
composed by BRUCE-BROWN / arranged by JACK BRUCE and KIP HANRAHAN. JACK BRUCE voice, electric bass / ALBERTO BENGOLEA electric guitar / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / FRISNER AUGUSTIN congas / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas, checkere / MILTON CARDONA / checkere / JEAN CLAUDE JEAN electric guitar

Nocturnal Heart (Coracao Noturno) (for John Stubblefield) [4:56]
composed by LOBO-CACASO, English language version HANRAHAN-LINDSAY / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN and DANIEL FRIEDBERG. RICKY FORD tenor sax / JACK BRUCE voice / SERGIO BRANDAO electric bass / ALBERTO BENGOLEA guitar / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / ANTON FIER trap drums / JERRY GONZALEZ congas / strings conducted by DANIEL FRIEBERG

Meaning a Visa [3:39]
composed by HAINES-HANRAHAN-BRUCE / arranged by KIP HANRAHAN. PUNTILIA ORLANDO RIOS congas, percussion / JACK BRUCE voice / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / OLUFEMI CLAUDETTE MITCHELL percussion / ELYSEE PYRONNEAU electric guitar / STEVE  SWALLOW electric bass / JODY HARRIS electric guitar / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / ALBERTO BENGOLEA electric guitar / KIP HANRAHAN percussion

Her Boy friend Assesses His Value and Pleads His Case [4:32]
JACK BRUCE voice, electric bass / FRISNER AUGUSTIN tambou / MILTON CARDONA congas / PUNTILLA ORLANDO RIOS congas, percussion / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / JOHN SCOFIELD electric guitar / ELYSEE PYRONNEA electric guitar / ALBERTO BENGOLEA electric guitar / GENE GOLDEN congas / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / OLUFEMI CLAUDETTE MITCHELL percussion / KIP HANRAHAN percussion

Trust Me Yet? [4:55]
composed by HANRAHAN-SWALLOW / arranged by STEVE SWALLOW and KIP HANRAHAN . JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass / ARTO LINDSAY electric guitar / JERRY GONZALEZ congas / PUNTILLA ORL/INDO RIOS congas / IGNACIO BERROA trap drums / RICKY FORD tenor sax / KIP HANRAHAN voice

Nancy (The Silence Focuses on You…) [4:24]
composed by SWALLOW-HANRAHAN-LINDSAY / arranged by STEVE SWALLOW. JACK BRUCE voice / STEVE SWALLOW electric bass, piano / JOHN SCOFIELD guitar

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