Dennis Charles, best known for being Cecil Taylor's first significant drummer, had a rare opportunity to lead his own session in 1989. Utilizing tenor saxophonist Booker T. (who at times recalls both Sonny Rollins in the 1960s and a mild version of Albert Ayler), bassist Wilber Morris, and Huss Charles on congas, Charles performs six of his originals and Morris' "Afro-Amer.
Ind" (which by itself is nearly 28 and a half minutes long). Unfortunately the music overall is not that significant. Booker T. often delights in making particularly silly song quotes (including a few Christmas songs) and none of the originals are at all memorable. Wilber Morris plays quite well and Dennis Charles is subtle, but very little happens of any interest, making this a bit of a disappointment.
|Triangle / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||0:27|
|Sweet Melanie / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||15:55|
|Stand Back / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||5:39|
|Queen Mary / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||9:49|
|Bass Space / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||4:25|
|Rise Up / Dennis Charles||Denis Charles||9:50|
|Afro-Amer.Ind / Wilber Morris||Denis Charles||28:40|