The Philadelphia Experiment (album)
- This page is about the musical group and album, see Philadelphia Experiment for the conspiracy theory.
|The Philadelphia Experiment|
|Studio album by The Philadelphia Experiment|
|Released||June 12, 2001|
|Recorded||September 25-27, 2000|
|Studio||The Studio, Philadelphia, PA|
|Producer||Andy Blackman Hurwitz, Aaron Levinson|
|Christian McBride chronology|
|All About Jazz||not rated link|
The Philadelphia Experiment is the self-titled album resulting from a collaborative project including Uri Caine (keyboards), Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (drums) and Christian McBride (bass). Guest musicians include Pat Martino (electric guitar), Jon Swana (trumpet) and Larry Gold (cello and arrangement).
Though all from Philadelphia, each musician brings their unique musical background. Caine is a pianist equally comfortable in jazz, classical and the avant-garde; Thompson is a hip-hop drummer; while McBride a jazz bassist. The result is described by critics as an "insanely funky" album. "Mister Magic" is followed by a "hidden track", where Christian McBride plays a cover of "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington, Jr., with bass tracks only, starting at the 4:30 mark of the song.
Ropeadope later issued two follow-up albums:
- The Detroit Experiment featured guests Carl Craig, Bennie Maupin, Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, and Regina Carter, all natives or longtime residents of Detroit.
- The Harlem Experiment featured Carlos Alomar, Steve Bernstein, Don Byron, Eddie Martinez, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, and drummer Steve Berrios. Guests includes multi-genre vocalist Queen Esther Marrow, bluesman Taj Mahal; vocalist/guitarist James Hunter; trumpeter Olu Dara; turntablist Larry Legend; and the poet muMs da Schemer; again, all Harlem denizens.
- Philadelphia Experiment
- Lesson #4
- Call For All Demons
- Trouble Man Theme
- Ain't It The Truth
- IIe Ife
- The Miles Hit
- Philadelphia Freedom
- Mister Magic
Rope-a-dope Records also issued a Remix version of the album Presented by King Britt.
- Miles Hit [Rob Life Mix] - Rob Yancey
- Broad and Cecil B. Moore
- Philadelphia Experiment [Main Mix] - Charlie Dark
- Brown Street
- Miles Hit [King Britt Scuba Remix] - King Britt
- Delaware Avenue
- Philadelphia Experiment [Remix]
- Diamond Street
- (Re)moved [Oba Funke Far Re-moved Dub]
- Sansom Street
- Philadelphia Experiment [Remix] - DJ Ghetto
- South Street
- Paul Edwards the Orange Line
- Spring Garden Street
- Grover [Remix] - Vikter Duplaix
- Schuylkill Expressway
- Grover the III [The Theme to Massagejawn.com] - Randy Watson Experience
- Osage Avenue
- Mr. Magic [Remix] - DJ Ghetto