Clive Zanda ****
Is Here! With "Dat Kinda Ting' CREE. DL/LP
Recorded at Trinidad's KH studios in 1975 and originally issued as a limited edition 350-copy run on his own Gayap Production imprint, Is Here! With "Dat Kinda Ting" captures pianist/percussionist Clive Zanda Alexander with his trio, its line-up completed by drummer Toby Tobas and bassist Mike Georges, on a set of conscience jazz which mixes calypso with the New Thing! Songs are driven by frenzied percussion and thudding bass, with Zanda's piano vamps atop. The result is compelling, especially on s the album's opening and
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closing tracks, Chip Down and Ogun respectively. The first is a rare groove dancer built around repetitive rhythms and experimental passages; the second, an uplifting prayer for peace, which is perfect for soundtracking these tense times. Lois Wilson