Norman Connors Dance of Magic 180g LP

Norman Connors

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High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!
Re-mastered by Cicely Baston at Air Mastering!

"Recorded with a who's who of fusion titans including trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Stanley Clarke, and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Dance of Magic channels the lessons drummer Norman Connors learned in the employ of Pharoah Sanders, Sam Rivers, and Sun Ra, marshaling Latin rhythms, electronic textures, and cosmic mysticism to create nondenominational yet deeply spiritual funk-jazz. The sprawling 21-minute title cut spans the entirety of the record's first half, capturing a monumental jam session that explores the outer edges of free improvisation but never steps past the point of no return. Connors' furious drumming is like a trail of bread crumbs that leads his collaborators back home. The remaining three tracks are smaller in scale but no less epic in scope, culminating with the blistering 'Give the Drummer Some.'" - Jason Ankeny, AllMusic, 4.5/5


  • High Quality 180g Vinyl LP
  • Re-mastered by Cicely Baston at Air Mastering
  • Made in the UK


Norman Connors drums
Herbie Hancock piano, Fender Rhodes, electric piano
Carlos Garnett tenor and soprano saxophones
Gary Bartz alto and soprano saxophones
Eddie Henderson trumpet
Art Webb flute
Cecil McBee bass on "Dance of Magic" and "Morning Change"
Stanley Clarke bass
Nat Bettis African percussion, congas
Tony Wiles African percussion, baliphone
Babafemi African percussion, shakers on "Dance of Magic"
Al Mouzon percussion on "Dance of Magic" and "Blue"
The U.B.F. Singers "Dance of Magic"
Billy Hart percussion on "Blue," "Morning Change" and "Give the Drummer Some"
Airto Moreira percussion on "Blue," "Morning Change" and "Give the Drummer Some"


Side One:

  1. Dance of Magic

Side Two:

  1. Morning Change
  2. Blue
  3. Give the Drummer Some

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