Boomkat Product Review:
Carlos Nino (better known as Ammoncontact) has confounded expectations with his Build an Ark project, and this latest album 'Dawn' is his most ambitious to date, including guest spots from living legend Big Black and featuring jazz luminaries Dwight Trible on vocals, Nate Morgan on piano, Adam Rudolph on kalimba, and Derf Reklaw on congas. The band cover tracks from Pharoah Sanders and Big Black himself, also managing to put their mark on some of Nino's own compositions, but the mood here is strikingly spiritual coaxing comparison to some of the Impulse jazz releases of the 70s. The record has been 'dedicated' to John and Alice Coltrane so this should give you a basic idea of the sound, but rather than going for a straight take on their sound the band blend in African, Latin and West Coast American influences to come up with a light, shimmering sound of their own. One for lazy summer afternoons with the Guardian in one hand and a Pimms in the other.