Another in Carl Craig's bag of great jazz productions, Rebirth is essentially a modern take on classic Tribe Records material. Modern cosmic jazz groove at its finest, and BC's favorite release of 2009.
Dusty Groove said:
A beautiful Rebirth for the Tribe Records scene in Detroit - a set that brings together older players whose work illuminated that famous label - Phil Ranelin on trombone, Wendell Harrison on saxes, and Marcus Belgrave on trumpet - all working here with younger musicians who include Amp Fiddler on keyboards, John Arnold on guitar, and Carl Craig on keyboards and production! The mix of generations is amazing - every bit as mesmerizing as the Detroit Experiment session from years back - and the tunes have this soulful, spiritual sensibility that really holds up to the promise first laid down by Tribe back in the 70s - a righteous reworking of familiar jazz ideals, stretching forward with cosmic energy that's really amazing! Craig's presence on the set makes for a bit of electricity at times - but the rhythms are all live and acoustic - and if anything, the whole project marks a real growth in Carl's own music, almost more than that of the originators whose sound here is every bit as great as we could have hoped!