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Right Now!


Download links and information about Right Now! by Taj Mahal, Gravity, Howard Johnson. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 01:01:09 minutes.

Artist: Taj Mahal, Gravity, Howard Johnson
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 01:01:09
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No. Title Length
1. Right Now 9:20
2. It's Getting Harder to Survive 3:38
3. Tell Me a Bedtime Story 5:59
4. Frame for the Blues 10:29
5. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying 5:52
6. Ma Ma 7:36
7. Svengali's Summer / Waltz 9:27
8. Fever 2:49
9. Raggedy Man 5:59



The idea of a tuba sextet might seem a bit too daffy a defiance of the laws of gravity, but Hojo's ensemble — nicknamed Gravity — comes up with some surprisingly mellifluous textures on their second album to date. Though the playing sounds staggeringly clumsy on the opening title track, things quickly coalesce thereafter. The tuba harmonies oddly often bear a pleasing kinship with those of Steve Turre's massed conch shells, and the shadow of Gil Evans is everywhere. The eclectic sometime bluesician Taj Mahal — who first worked with Johnson's tuba ensemble back in 1971 — revives their long-dormant collaboration by appearing on three tracks, including a Ray Charles-ish "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (catch the echoes of Evans' "Blues for Pablo" in the tubas). As a perhaps deliberately extreme juxtaposition, Johnson also solos attractively on the tiny pennywhistle on Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me a Bedtime Story," beautifully realized by the group, and moves jaggedly out in front of the band on baritone sax as well. Elegant fun. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi