PHIL RANELIN

Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop • United States
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Phillip Arthur Ranelin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where he grew up under the influence of J.J. Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Earmon Hubbard, Pookie Johnson, Russell Webster, Willis Kirk, Jimmy Coe and Melvin Rhyne. Ranelin is loved and respected around the globe as a master trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition, former Freddie Hubbard sideman and as co-founder of Detroit’s famed TRIBE Records. Ranelin has studied and played with some of the most highly respected Jazz and classical educators in the business, including professors David N. Baker, Larry Ridley, Nathan Davis, Bunky Green, Dr. Louis Smith and Donald Byrd with whom in 1976 he received the key to the city of Detroit. Ranelin’s Jazz performance credits include: Norman Connors, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Pepper, Teddy Edwards, Gerald Wilson, Vi Redd, Freddie Redd, Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Harold McKinney, Ray Appleton, Roy Brooks, Sarah Vaughan, Larry Gales, Tootie Heath, James read more...
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PHIL RANELIN The Time Is Now! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Time Is Now!
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
PHIL RANELIN Vibes From The Tribe album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Vibes From The Tribe
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
PHIL RANELIN Love Dreams album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Dreams
Post Bop 1986
PHIL RANELIN A Close Encounter Of The Very Best Kind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Close Encounter Of The Very Best Kind
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
PHIL RANELIN Remixes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remixes
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2001
PHIL RANELIN Inspiration album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Inspiration
Post Bop 2004
PHIL RANELIN Living a New Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Living a New Day
Post Bop 2005
PHIL RANELIN Perseverance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perseverance
Post Bop 2011
PHIL RANELIN Portrait In Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait In Blue
Post Bop 2015

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PHIL RANELIN Reminiscence: Live! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reminiscence: Live!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009

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PHIL RANELIN Phillip Ranelin & Wendell Harrison : A Message From the Tribe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phillip Ranelin & Wendell Harrison : A Message From the Tribe
Fusion 1973
PHIL RANELIN Vibes From The Tribe (Hefty Reissue with Bonus Tracks) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vibes From The Tribe (Hefty Reissue with Bonus Tracks)
Fusion 2001
PHIL RANELIN Sounds From The Village - Phil Ranelin Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sounds From The Village - Phil Ranelin Anthology
Fusion 2004
PHIL RANELIN Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019
Post Bop 2019

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PHIL RANELIN Phil Ranelin Collected 2003-2019

Boxset / Compilation · 2019 · Post Bop
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The opener "Freddie's Groove" says it all - excellent tune with deep respect to mainstream jazz tradition and rich brassy arrangements, I'm sure you will love it from the very first seconds. Phil Ranelin, an Indianapolis born unsung slide trombone hero you most probably never heard about served much better awareness than he got till now.

First Boston,than - Los Angeles based for decades, Ranelin dedicated above mentioned song to his childhood friend Freddie Hubbard. Started recording as leader in mid 70s, he released two excellent free jazz influenced albums on own Tribe label ("Vibes From The Tribe"(1976)) contains some early example of free funk),later switching to more orthodox jazz. Still, his music has always been very soulful,tuneful and often spiritual.

At the end of the last century, Ranelin was known and popular mostly between DJs,searching for rare grooves. His early music re-release and album of remixes(2001) make him more visible for wider listener. In new Millenium, he recorded and released a series of albums for West Coast tiny label Wide Hive, which is responsible for this compilation.

Already mentioned opener,"Horace´s Scope","Shades Of Dolphy","This One´s For Trane" and compilation's closer "Black On The Nu" all come from his Wide Hive debut (and probably best release for the label)- " Inspiration"(2004). In fact, you have here all the album but two tracks.

Latin scented "Blue Bossa","Living A New Day" and "Metamorphisis" come from his second release on Wide Hive,"Living A New Day"(2005). Spiritual jazz/fusion with melancholic touch, memorable tunes and lot of tasty slide trombone soloing.

"A Tear In Elmina","Moorish" and "In Search Of The One" are taken from Ranelin album, recorded with congas percussionist Big Black. Not only more percussive, but surprisingly freer and closer to his earlier works from mid 70s, spiritual jazz."Perseverance" ,originally recorded for the same album, on this compilation is presented in a new edition, as Eastern-scented exotica.

The rest partially less impressive material comes from Ranelin last released album to date "Portrait In Blues" plus some unreleased songs.

Some renown collaborators presented are Pharoah Sanders(on "This One's for Trane") or then virtually unknown Kamasi Washington on compositions,coming from "Perseverance" album.

In a light of revitalized spiritual jazz popularity peak in UK and partially around US and Europe, this compilation is an excellent present for everyone who never heard Ranelin's name but is interested in this genre's music of highest probe. For fans (as myself), who already owns his best Wide Hive released albums "Inspiration" and "Perseverance", the compilation gives a possibility to evaluate his better songs coming from other label's albums.

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