||Trance CD (1993) |
Daniel Lauter music CDs Trance is the latest in Gabrielle's cutting-edge musical series exploring primeval dance rhythms and ecstatic trance. Since her earlier drum-based efforts, Gabrielle's music has become more worldbeat in orientation, propelled by a powerful percussion section & various musicians who lend distinctive flavors to the pieces. At times funky and danceable, there are other portions which are airy and melodic, with trilling flutes and smoky sax. Jai Uttal adds to half the cuts, while Daniel Lauter and bandleader Robert Ansell join in as well. Rhythmic but restrained, earthy but ethereal, Trance is a strong pancultural statement about the hypnotic power of rhythm. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats
a marriage of Native American, Chinese & Australian instruments lay the ground for music that calls the soul into the body, the body into the beat and the beat into the belly
Photographer: Robert Ansell.
Unknown Contributor Role: Jai Uttal.
Personnel: Jai Uttal (vocals, guitar); T.M. Stevens (vocals, bass guitar); Gary Thomas (didjeridu); Daniel Lauter (tenor saxophone); Allison Cornell (synthesizer); Robert Ansell (drums, bata, tom tom); Rocky Bryant (drums, percussion); Geoffrey Gordon (percussion, background vocals); ...