Arcane (album)

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Arcane
Arcane (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1988
RecordedAugust 8 and December 23, 1987
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length49:21
LabelMuse
MR 5341
ProducerJoe Fields, Don Sickler
Cindy Blackman chronology
Arcane
(1988)
Code Red
(1990)

Arcane is the debut studio album led by drummer Cindy Blackman which was recorded in 1987 and released on the Muse label.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]

Scott Yanow of AllMusic stated, "Cindy Blackman's debut as a leader finds the talented drummer showing a great deal of confidence and holding her own with her illustrious sidemen ... The music is modern hard bop, and all of the musicians play up to par in their concise solos ... A strong start to Cindy Blackman's productive recording career".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cindy Blackman except where noted

  1. "Arcane" – 5:12
  2. "Late Autumn" – 5:45
  3. "Dual Force" – 6:32
  4. "Incindyary (Drum Solo)" – 4:32
  5. "Teeter Totter" (Joe Henderson) – 7:11
  6. "Mirrored Glances" – 5:36
  7. "Deceptacon" (Buster Williams) – 6:39
  8. "The Awakening" – 7:07 Additional track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cindy Blackman catalog accessed October 10, 2017
  2. ^ Muse LP series discography: 5300 to 5349 accessed October 10, 2017
  3. ^ Muse Records listing, accessed October 10, 2017
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Cindy Blackman: Arcane – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2017.