Larry Blumenfeld
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Life on Earth

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Renee Rosnes
Producers
Blue Note

We gave it a B+

”Around the world in nine tracks” is more like it. But feel the rhythmic heft as Zakir Hussain’s masterful tabla gives way to Mor Thiam’s djembe drum, then to Jeff ”Tain” Watts’ trap set. Soloists range from saxist Chris Potter to conch-shell master Steve Turre. Some of Manhattan’s hippest violinists even sit in. Rosnes shoots for too much, but her fine piano playing and some oddly alluring arrangements keep it all charming and coherent.

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