From the original vinyl and the first CD edition of “Desire Develops An Edge”, a great song that somehow didn’t make the cut to two subsequent CD editions. This track also includes John Zorn, Anton Fier, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Arto Lindsay, Jody Harris and John Stobblefield.
A renowned composer, bandleader, visionary producer, and creative instigator, Hanrahan has long been known for intensely passionate music that is both tender and hard-driving, with a deep poetic edge. “At Home In Anger” is the first new Kip Hanrahan CD since a his 2007 release “Beautiful Scars”. Fans of forward-thinking, outernational music will no doubt be thrilled to hear that Kip Hanrahan is back! Kip Hanrahan has experienced a lot. He was an assistant with Nouvelle Vague director Jean-Luc Godard, the video artist Nam June Paik and the innovative composer Carla Bley, made from the early eighties wonderful records like “Coup de Tete”, “Desire Develops An Edge” and “Exotica “for which he formed fantastic, exciting all-star bands with Jack Bruce, Milton Cardona, Charles Neville, Henry Threadgill, David Murray, Arto Lindsay, Billy Bang, Taj Mahal, Astor Piazzolla and even Sting. Today Kip Hanrahan moves between Rio de Janeiro and Reston, Virginia, swinging cross boundaries acts as a catalyst again, less as a jazz musician in the usual sense. The seventeen pieces on “Anger…” are subtle, rhythmically powerful and more focused and balanced than the previous CD. On his thirteenth album percussionist and producer, poet and visionary Kip Hanrahan compensates his vivid anger about oppression and exclusion: “At Home In Anger” – a fascination with excitement, relaxation, warmth and magic. [Source]