New Kingdom (album)

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New Kingdom
New Kingdom (Roy Campbell album) cover.gif
Studio album by Roy Campbell
Released 1992
Recorded October 6,7 & 8, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 63:51
Label Delmark
Producer Steve Wagner
Roy Campbell chronology
New Kingdom
(1992)
La Tierra del Fuego
(1994)La Tierra del Fuego1994

New Kingdom is the debut album by American jazz trumpeter Roy Campbell recorded in 1991 and released on the Delmark label. According to Roy, the title refers to "a whole generation of musicians who've been overlooked, musicians who use avant-garde techniques to develop stuff that refers to the tradition".[1] "I Remember Lee" is dedicated to Roy's teacher Lee Morgan, while "For C.T.", composed by bassist William Parker, is a tribute to valve trombonist Clifford Thornton.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3.5/4 stars

Alex Henderson, in his review for AllMusic claims "New Kingdom is Campbell's most essential album".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz states "the idea of New Kingdom is to create music that salutes the tradition and still pays heed to the avant-garde." [3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roy Campbell except as indicated
  1. "I Remember Lee" - 10:33
  2. "Angel" (William Parker) - 7:14
  3. "Thanks to the Creator"- 6:18
  4. "For C.T." (William Parker) - 10:26
  5. "Mariescia" - 5:50
  6. "Frankenstein & Igor" - 8:40
  7. "Peace" (Zane Massey) - 3:46
  8. "Spiritual Rejuvenation" - 11:04

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Original Liner Notes by Kevin Whitehead
  2. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Roy Campbell – New Kingdom: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (6th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 243. ISBN 0-14-051521-6.