CD Retro Fan Review
Police founder and drummer Stewart Copeland played all the
instruments himself on his 1980s albums and soundtracks, he began to
open up his sound quite a bit in the 1990s by bringing other
musicians into the mix. Such is the case with his beautiful and
majestic score to the popular nature documentary, The Leopard Son.
this session, Copeland enlists his Animal Logic bandmate Stanley
Clarke on acoustic bass, Michael Thompson on guitars, and Judd Miller
on ethnic wind instruments, allowing the composer to focus on piano,
drums, and percussion.
also ditches the synthesizers for real strings and horns courtesy of
The Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael T. Andreas.
immense talents of Stewart Copeland and his players result in an
eclectic convergence of pop, rock, jazz, and classical music that,
combined with the roars of big cats as well as a bit of classic
Police-style reggae, conveys both the sweet intimacy and the fierce
ferocity of life in the African wilderness.