Disc one:
  1/  Time Is Moving On                          (Byrd,Elam,Harris)            2.58
        Donald Byrd with Guru and Ronny Jordan
  2/  Un Ange En Danger                          (Carter,MC Solaar)            3.49
        MC Solaar with Ron Carter
  3/  Positive                                   (Franti,Hunter)               4.29
        Michael Franti/Spearhead
  4/  Nocturnal Sunshine                         (NdegeOcello)                 6.04
        Me'Shell NdegeOcello featuring Herbie Hancock
  5/  Flyin' High In the Brooklyn Sky            (DP,Bowie,Sample,Watson,Maron)6.33
        Digable Planets with Lester Bowie and Wah Wah Watson
  6/  Stolen Moments                             (Nelson)                      5.23
        United Future Organization - U.F.O.
  7/  The Rubbers Song                           (The Pharcyde)                4.08
        The Pharcyde
  8/  Proceed II                                 (Trotter,Thompson,B-S,Hub,RA) 5.52
        The Roots with Roy Ayers
  9/  Trouble Don't Last Always                  (Anderson,Maunick,H-T,Harvey) 6.38
        Incognito and Carleen Anderson with Ramsey Lewis
  10/ Rent Strike (D.J. Smash Remix)             (Roseman,Maron,Shur,Siraisi)  5.27
        Groove Collective with Bernie Worrell
  11/ The Scream                                 (Simpson,Wilkinson)           6.01
  12/ This Is Madness                            (Hassan)                      6.01
        Umar Bin Hassan and Abiodun Oyewole with Pharoah Sanders
  13/ Apprehension                               (AH,RD,OS,DV,HG,CY,JS,DC)     4.39
        Don Cherry with the Watts Prophets and voices from Stolen Moments: Red Hot+Cool

 Disc two:
  1/  A Love Supreme                             (Coltrane)                    18.08
        Brandford Marsalis
  2/  A Love Supreme                             (Coltrane)                    7.02
        Alice Coltrane
  3/  The Creator Has a Master Plan (Tr          (Sanders)                     5.07
        Pharoah Sanders

          Track 12 recorded live at the Supper Club, New York City
          Track 12 produced by Gary Katz
          Mix translation on track 12 by Bill Laswell
          Track 12 Materialized at Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, New York
          Engineer at Greenpoint: Robert Musso
          Assistant: Laying Martine
(12) Umar Bin Hassan: vocals; Don Babatunde: percussion; Abiodun Oyewole: vocals; Genji Siraisi: drums; Jonathan Maron: bass; Itaal Shur: keyboards; Pharaoh Sanders: tenor saxophones.

          1994 - GRP (USA), GRP 9794-1 (2x12")
          1994 - GRP (USA), GRP 9794-2 (2CD)


Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool is undoubtedly the most successful incarnation of the Red Hot albums whose proceeds go toward research in fighting the AIDS virus. Unlike fellow albums in this series, which generally reinterpret the work of several classic songwriters (Gershwin, Porter, Jobim, etc.), Red Hot & Cool is a collection of new material which aims musically to directly confront the AIDS epidemic, particularly how it affects the African-American community. With direct issue-oriented lyrics, apt liner notes with commentary by Professor Cornell West, and an assembly of musicians whose work has always bent toward political awareness, this musical explosion is an abridged lexicon of the evolutions in black music during the post-bop era. If forced to categorize this sprawling album, of course, the virtual catch-all "acid jazz" would apply, but this album goes far deeper -- it's a history piece. Jazz masters like Ron Carter, Pharoah Sanders, and Donald Byrd join forces with jazz's new regime, Joshua Redman, Ronny Jordan, etc. The evolution of rap is traversed as the Pharcyde, Guru, Michael Franti, MC Solaar and others trade tracks with the politics of hip-hop progenitors the Last Poets. Unfortunately, the bonus CD that accompanies the album proper takes away from its power. It includes tired reworkings of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," by Alice Coltrane and Branford Marsalis, and a botched sampling of tracks from Pharoah Sanders' breakthrough album, Karma. The best advice is to throw out this sidecar upon purchase of the two-disc set.

Joshua David Shanker (courtesy of the All Music Guide, via the Get Music website)