I like the avant-garde spin that brings a hint of mystique and a lot of drama. No wonder he sees himself as a kind of stage director. His albums are a play without actors, a script without dialogue. His music can overcome potential clashes in meaning, instruments, and the culture that each musical genre represents by invoking listeners' imagination. http://www.last.fm/user/yelloo http://www.last.fm/user/yelloo/journal/2008/01/21/b7y5v_dramatizing_latin_jazz American Clave Biography of Kip Hanrahan: A producer, a composer, a percussionist and facilitator, Kip Hanrahan has an uncanny ability to assemble remarkable musicians and apply their talents in interesting ways.
The results are often magical. Kip Hanrahan started out as a percussionist, a fairly left-field occupation for an Irish-Jewish boy, even if he did grow up in a Puerto Rican neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. After gaining a fellowship in sculpture at the Cooper Union Arts in New York, Kip began collect several musical hats: those of producer, director, writer/arranger and conductor. However, his most apt role would be one of facilitator, for Kip has the knack of being able to connect artists to his musical ideas. Drawing on a myriad of influences and genres, from rock, funk, jazz and blues, as well as the Latin sounds of his formative years, Kip conjures a distinctive meld of music. Passion for the music and an uncontrollable verbal volubility gives Kip's personality an irascible edge. http://www.americanclave.com/1-kip.html Read more on Last.fm.
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