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Manu Katché – It's About Time 1991

Posted in JAZZ, Manu KATCHE on November 18, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Manu Katché – It’s About Time 1991


When the talented session drummer Manu Katche decided to release his own solo effort, his colleagues from studio gigs with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, and Dire Straits were happy to sign on to help the talented Mr. Katche record It’s About Time. Among them, guitarists Daniel Lanois, keyboardist Simon Clark, and sax legend Branford Marsalis join Katche to create some thrilling jazz- and funk-influenced rock cuts. Warm and soulful, Katche’s tunes reflect the influence of Nothing Like the Sun-era Sting, perhaps more than any of the other artists that the drummer previously supported. Highlights include the soul crooner “Lost In You” and the upbeat opener “Cry of Passion.” While the lush, delicate tracks on It’s About Time generally don’t live up to the standards of Katche’s most famous employers, there are enough good moments on this 1992 release to warrant a recommendation to fans of this accomplished musician and his famous cohorts.
bY Vincent Jeffries, All Music Guide.
He was sky-rocketed to stardom in the music world in the mid-1980s mostly thanks to the huge success of Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album So and his subsequent work with Sting on the albums …Nothing Like the Sun and The Soul Cages. Since then he has been prominently featured in the pop, rock and world music scenes playing with numerous bands and artists, including Afro Celt Sound System, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Tears For Fears, Eurythmics, Simple Minds, Dire Straits, Jan Garbarek, Manu Chao, Loreena McKennitt, Youssou N’Dour, Robbie Robertson, Joan Armatrading, Joe Satriani, Tori Amos, Richard Wright, Kyle Eastwood, Ryuichi Sakamoto and the aforementioned Peter Gabriel and Sting, with whom he has also toured extensively. Manu has also worked with Zlatan Stipišic Gibonni, a popular Croatian singer, on his albums “Mirakul” (2001) and “Unca Fibre” (2006), he has also toured with Gibonni supporting the two albums. He also played drums on all tracks except one on Tracy Chapman’s 1992 release “Matters of the Heart”.
Manu Katche has played on such albums as Sting’s “Soul Cages” and Peter Gabriel’s “So” and “Us”. This is Manu’s first solo album and it features many outstanding players. Manu’s french accent comes through and adds a different flavor to pop. For a long time only available as a Japanese Import, this rare album was an inspiration for Peter Gabriel’s “Us” album and contains the original version of “Silence” which Peter put on his “Plus From Us” compilation. Track #5 “Go Getter” has an amazing groove building up to a bass solo played on harmonics by Pino Palladino which is more intense then I can describe, specially after David Rhodes comes in with acoustic guitar and Manu ripps back in with the groove with the bass harmonics still going. Check this album out, if you are a Sting or Peter Gabriel CD collector and think you have all of the albums they are on…think again, you need this album for that title!
Branford Marsalis- Saxophone
Dominic Miller- Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
David Rhodes- Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Maz Roberts- Vocals, Handclapping
Philip Todd- Horn
Laurent Voulzy- Handclapping
Babacar Faye- Djembe, Sabar
Siobhan Maher- Vocals (Background)
Roger Bolton- Keyboards, Sampled Horns
Richard Evans- Handclapping,
Elisabeth Acogny- Handclapping
David Sancious- Keyboards
George Acogny- Handclapping
Guy Barker- Horn
Pete Beachill- Horn
Stuart Brooks- Horn
Simon Clark- Keyboards, Horn Arrangements, Organ (Hammond), Melodica, Vocals (Background)
Richard Galliano- Accordion, Bandoneon
Daniel Lanois- Dobro, Guitar
Peter Gabriel- Vocals, Handclapping
Tom Robinson- Vocals (Background)
Pino Palladino- Bass, Handclapping, Vocals (Background)
Manu Katché- Percussion, Vocals (Background), Vocals, Drums
01. Cry Of Passion (5:02)
02. Change (4:37)
03. Warm Doorway (3:16)
04. Who I Am (4:17)
05. Go Getter (3:46)
06. Lost In You (3:36)
07. Silence (3:48)
08. My Inner Heart (3:48)
09. No Country (4:38)
10. She Is (4:41)
11. 25th Of July (4:35)
12. Tell Me Why (2:34)

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