bu'ahbl: Percussion Vignettes

By Jerry Leake


bu'ahbl - Percussion Vignettes bu'ahbl (boo-ah-bull) is a made-up word describing Jerry's ongoing adventures with layering world-percussion. The 31 tracks on this debut CD explore a broad spectrum of traditional and contemporary styles. The enclosed booklet includes detailed analysis and transcriptions of the music.

Produced by Jerry Leake
Audio CD (August 2000)
Number of Discs 1
Recorded and mastered at Infinity Studios by Jere Faison
© 2000 Jerry Leake & Rhombus Publishing
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Featuring Guest Artists

George Ruckert, sarod
Brahim Fribgane, oud, sentir
Jere Faison, keyboards, samples
Kum Kum Sanyal, voice


Percussion

Indian: tabla, naqqara, elephant bells, damaru, voice
African: udu drum, gun-gon, luna, gonkogue, kagan, axatse, cassa yank, atoke bells, voice
Frame drums: African tar, Moroccan bendir, Egyptian riq
Middle Eastern: dumbek, karakab, bass drum
Brazilian/Caribbean: congas, berimbau, devil chasers, cowbells, maracas, pandero, tambourim, rain stick, clay flutes
Bells/Gongs: Tibetan bells, Japanese bowl gongs, Zildjian and Paiste gongs, glass wind chimes & bell trees, ice bell, temple blocks, triangle
Mallets: vibraphone, glockenspiel


Track Listings

  1 Kind of a 3 (6:03)
  2 Santos de Lua (3:45)
  3 Udu Praises (2:27)
  4 Interlude 1 (0:34)
  5 Dziebo (2:04)
  6 Takal (2:14)
  7 Delphian Oracle (5:01)
  8 Bahia Sunrise (2:20)
  9 A Quality of 9 (4:17)
  10 Giza Chant (2:43)
  11 Interlude 2 (0:34)
  12 Children's Song (2:01)
  13 Easy Living (2:00)
  14 Here's that Rainy Day (2:07)
  15 Devil Dogs (1:48)
  16 Interlude 3 (0:48)
  17 Luna Invocation (0:38)
  18 Nyagboli (2:14)
  19 Thom ta thom (1:30)
  20 Agbekor (5:15)
  21 Interlude 4 (0:43)
  22 Marracan Roll (2:08)
  23 Bendir Trance (2:36)
  24 BadCat Samba (4:01)
  25 Interlude 5 (0:46)
  26 Mere Laaj Tum Rakho Baia (4:22)
  27 Interlude 6 (0:53)
  28 Tar & Feather (2:25)
  29 Bellissimo (1:44)
  30 Interlude 7 (0:33)
  31 Silver Lining (1:57)


Reviews

"World class percussionist Jerry Leake, of Natraj and Club D'Elf, has produced his solo CD of percussion vignettes that illuminates the path of world music across the globe...Jerry leads the listener on a mysterious journey through ancient cultures and modern technology."
Windjam Records

"Jerry Leake of Rhombus Publishing has an excellent new CD of "percussive vignettes" called Bu-ahbl."
Interworld Music