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The Great Pretender - Lester Bowie
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  1. The Greater Pretender
  2. It's Howdy Doody Time
  3. When the Doom (Moon) Comes over the Mountain (A.) Doom? (B.) When ...
  4. Rios Negroes
  5. Rose Drop
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  1. The Greater Pretender
  2. It's Howdy Doody Time
  3. When the Doom (Moon) Comes over the Mountain (A.) Doom? (B.) When ...
  4. Rios Negroes
  5. Rose Drop
  6. Oh, How the Ghost Sings
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Lester Bowie's projects apart from the Art Ensemble of Chicago tread a high wire between challenging improvised music and R&B-pop. This seeming dichotomy purports a universally appealing sound close to selling out, but speaks more to the whimsy and farcical elements Bowie sees in the hypocrisy of life. The Great Pretender is a perfect title for this effort, a mix of funk and humor, gospel and jazz, with no small points of reference to Dizzy Gillespie, early doo wop, Mahalia Jackson, James Brown, and Sun Ra. The lengthy ...

The Great Pretender 2008, ECM

UPC: 602517762145

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The Great Pretender 2000, ECM

UPC: 042282936929

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The Great Pretender 1994, ECM

UPC: 781182120921

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