In the Wind

Passin' Through Records (2004)In the Wind
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Track listing: Peas 'n' Rice; Home; Charshee; Black Sugar Cane; Chitlins & Cavyah; Mambooga; Blanche; Puunti; Chasing the Sun; Eileen; Amy

Personnel: Makanda Ken McIntyre--Bb clarinet, alto and bass clarinets; soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; flutes, alto and bass flute; oboe, bassoon, English horn

Selected Press Quotes

"He was an innovator and, if memory need be jogged, this release serves to accomplish that in no uncertain terms."
Jerry D'Souza -

"Only artists graced with a certain restless generosity of spirit can give us music such as this, and, on the evidence of this recording, Makanda Ken McIntyre was one of them."
Joe Milazzo -

". the music is gorgeous. . If this is the last McIntyre put to tape, it will serve as a fitting remembrance of an improviser of great power and vision."
Jason Bivins - Cadence Magazine

"The intriguing tone colors and Makanda Ken McIntyre's consistent creativity make this a project well worth exploring."
Scott Yanow - All Music Guide

"...this is a fabulous recording..."
James Cervantes - KWVA-FM - Eugene, OR

".the disc is a gorgeous tribute while providing a fascinating insight into the composer and performer."
Kurt Gottschalk -

"He delves into the traditional New Orleans sound and some R&B on 'Peas 'n' Rice,' examines the blues on 'Chitlins & Cavyah,' then stretches out and ventures more to the outside on 'Chasing The Sun,' 'Puunti' and 'Home.. He was a great player, and perhaps In The Wind will help get him some additional exposure."
Ron Wynn - Nashville City Paper

"In the Wind offers a lot of creative interplay, and you'll benefit from listening closely."
Nils Jacobson -

"Heartwarming set of woodwind quartets with McIntyre overdubbing all four parts. McIntyre is best known to me for avant-jazz work, but these pieces dig deep into his musical roots, displaying elements of blues and even New Orleans jazz (think Preservation Hall)."
KZSU-FM - Stanford University

"What saves IN THE WIND is the sheer range of McIntyre's available sources....He plays every part himself....It's an important record in itself, but it also adds substantially to a thin and scattered discography."
The Wire

"This eminently listenable collection of wind quartets featuring McIntyre overdubbed on all instruments displays the considerable breadth of his musical palette, nimbly balancing calypso, bop, and nudges outside, with solid blues sense."
Rex Butters -

"To me, this music is timeless. In addition to that, you'll hear a man at the highest level of his art playing and creating - As well as excellently overdubbing parts in a creative manner. This music demands your ears, search it out."
Tim Price -

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