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To the Eyes of Creation


Download links and information about To the Eyes of Creation by Courtney Pine. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 56:42 minutes.

Artist: Courtney Pine
Release date: 1992
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 56:42
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No. Title Length
1. The Healing Song 5:00
2. Zaire (Interlude) 0:43
3. Country Dance 8:06
4. Psalm 4:08
5. Eastern Standard Time 4:43
6. X-Calibur (Interlude) 1:45
7. The Meditation of Contemplation 3:48
8. Life Goes Around 4:18
9. The Ark of Mark (Interlude) 1:33
10. Children Hold On 4:26
11. Cleopatra's Needle 6:59
12. Redemption Song 3:44
13. The Holy Grail 7:29



It certainly seems as if all of Courtney Pine's previous albums were leading up to this one, (check out his liner note, which leaves no doubt). Here, he comes up with a grandly eclectic excursion into just about everything that has interested him in the past. Sometimes the metamorphoses take place within an individual track; for example, there is a "Country Dance" that sails forth in a folk-like manner until pianist Julian Joseph sends it into straight-ahead post-bop and Pine (on tenor sax) whizzes it like a madman onto Coltrane's turf. There are whiffs of Latinized jazz, jazz-lite to a rock rhythm, an African vocal interlude, pure Jamaican ska grooving on "Eastern Standard Time," a venture into India ("The Meditation of Contemplation" — ooh, what a giveaway title), conventional R&B balladeering by singers Juliet Roberts and Linda Muriel, a drum solo piece for Mark Mondesir, more Coltrane tributes, even a respectful, straightforward rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." The changes of pace, sound and style are dizzying, and they don't come together as a whole; the disc sounds more like an anthology than a single project. Pine displays a lot of talent and a lot of curiosity but not a whole lot of organizing sense or memorable insight here. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi