Few musicians leave their audiences with a feeling that they have truly witnessed something amazing. Artist/Producer/Performer/Arranger/Innovator and Bassist - Jamaaladeen Tacuma does just that.
This native Philadelphian has always stretched the old mold of what and how a bassist is supposed to play. Tacuma has simply re-defined his instrument's artistic potential.
In the mid 70's, his creatively free approach to the bass caught the eye and ear of the legendary saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Tacuma became a member of Coleman's electric band, Prime Time, he toured with the group and played on some of Coleman's historic recordings such as: Dancing In Your Head, Body Meta, and Of Human Feelings.
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Jamaaladeen Tacuma Releases "For The Love Of Ornette"
FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE
Jamaaladeen Tacuma is proud and honored to announce the
completion of a
recording project that is long awaited . A recording made up of
compositions featuring as guest his mentor and long time
band leader Ornette
Coleman. This album will be titled 'FOR THE LOVE OF
ORNETTE and will
feature master saxophonist, composer, harmolodic
Coleman as a guest soloist. The recording will highlight two
a composition that Ornette wrote for Jamaaladeen entitled
which Jamaaladeen featured on his first solo album on
entitled SHOWSTOPPER, this Album was very special and
was a result of the
encouragement and musical mentorship Jamaaladeen
received as a band
member in Prime Time