Baikida Carroll: Marionettes on a High Wire
Baikida Carroll: Marionettes on a High Wire (OmniTone 12101)

In his first release as leader in six years, trumpeter/composer Baikida Carroll masterfully focuses his multi-disciplinary bent into this striking, melodically and harmonically rich pastiche of the creative artist teetering on the high wire of reality.  Carroll, considered the quintessential creative musical artist, intersperses freshly painted compositions as well as small group conceptions drawn from his compositions for major theater works, dance and film.

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  1. "Ebullient Secrets" (5:00)
  2. "Griot's Last Dance" (for Don Cherry) (7:29)
  3. "Marionettes on a High Wire" (8:08)
  4. "Miss Julie" (9:06)     [Baikida's comments]
    (from the play Miss Julie by August Strindberg)
  5. "Our Say" (5:32)
    (from the Broadway play Having Our Say by Emily Mann)
  6. "A Thrill a Minute" (6:36)
  7. "Velma" (for Velma Porter) (7:21)
  8. "Flamboye" (for Julius Hemphill) (5:44)
  9. "Down Under" (5:04)
  10. "Cab" (1:54)     [Baikida's comments]
    (from Having Our Say)

All compositions by Baikida Carroll, One Long Song Publishing/BMI.

Musicians
Baikida Carroll, trumpet  ·  Erica Lindsay, tenor saxophone
Adegoke Steve Colson, piano  ·  Michael Formanek, bass  ·  Pheeroan akLaff, drums

Recorded 14-15 September 2000 at Systems Two, Brooklyn NY
Recording engineer: Jon Rosenberg

Produced by Baikida Carroll and Frank Tafuri
Executive Producer: Frank Tafuri

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