Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)

Yeh Come T’ Beh is second track on the album Conspiracy by Jeanne Lee.

Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and many others. [source]

Conspiracy  is recorded in New York, February, April and May, 1974. The album contains 8 different pieces: Sundance / Yeh Come T’ Be / Jamaica / Subway Couple / The Miracle / Your Ballad / Angel Chile / Conspiracy. The mucisians at the album are:  Mark Whitecage – Alto Clarinet / Jack Gregg – Bass / Allan Praskin – Clarinet / Perry Robinson – Clarinet / Steve McCall – Drums / Gunter Hampel – Flute, Piano, Vibraphone, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet / Sam Rivers – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute / Marty Cook – Trombone

Here is also first track from side B, The Miracle:

Lyrics printed on sleeve:

“The Miracle”

The miracle is… that the layers continue
to be stripped away each time uncov’ring
a center more brilliant and revealing
than the one before.

Amazing… that this should be the way
our love our knowledge and our lives
keep
unfolding
together
leaving us constantly renewed.

Knowing you exist anywhere in this universe
makes my world that much larger
and that much more filled
with light.

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Video

Cecil Taylor – Burning Poles (VHS (Video) (1991)

Welcome to this beautiful and amazing document of Cecil Taylor with his musicians. It is sometimes as if it is a dance.

This video document of the 1991 version of the Cecil Taylor Unit was recorded at the National Video Industries studio, and not in a live concert performance. Across a span of 50 minutes, the quartet explores the improvisational concept of the leader that is more involved with an organism breathing, pumping fluids, and exploring life’s possibilities than caring about conventional music structures. Yet in a way, Taylor has established his own parameters, signature sounds, and patterns of being. His revolutionary approach is perfectly captured on the three selections present. The video is artistically done, but not at the expense of the music, which is also produced cleanly. [read more]

Recorded at National Video Industries, NYC

1. Poles [10:20]
2. The Silence of Trees [30:50]
3. For (1st Part) [7:10]

Cecil Taylor – Piano  / William Parker – Bass  / Tony Oxley – Drums / Henry Martinez – Percussion

Mystic Fire Video 76240 (VHS), 1991)

[read even more]

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Cecil Taylor – I (Sister Young’n) (1980)

I (Sister Young’n) is last track on side A on the album Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! by Cecil Taylor.

The album features eight solo piano performances by Taylor.  The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states “This solo album by Cecil Taylor is a little unusual in that he performs eight originals, some of which are quite concise; “T (Beautiful Young’n)” is only 53 seconds long. That is not to imply that the pianist’s music had suddenly mellowed with age but his lyricism is emphasized a bit more than usual and he sometimes sounds quite relaxed (without compromising his music) [source]

Cecil Taylor: Piano

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Miles Davis – You’re My Everything (1954)

Second track on the album Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, recorded in 1956 in Van Gelder Studio.

Tracks such as “You’re My Everything” and “Oleo” highlight the synchronic nature of Davis and Coltrane as they carry each other’s melodies while trading off solos. The steady syncopation of Philly Joe Jones keeps the rhythms tight and the delicate interplay all the more conspicuous. [source]

Miles Davis – Trumpet
John Coltrane – Tenor Sax
Red Garland – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass
Philly Joe Jones – Drums

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[Dedicated Janne Skakon & Jens Kruse, with the best wishes for a long and happy marriage]

Pierre Cavalli – Concerto for Electric Guitars (1973)

Spaced out use of guitars, from the seventies Switzerland. Last track on the album Sitting On My Guitar by Pierre Cavalli, Recorded at Braun Electronic Studio, released on Pick.

Antonio Conde – Bass / Gustavo Hubka – Drums / Rolf Bänninger – Drums / Pierre Cavalli – Guitar

Hear 2:36 minutes of the 10:36 minutes long piece:

Seldom seen Swiss lp released in 1973, it contains some incredible tracks like the 10 minutes psych funk gem, “Concerto For Electric Guitars” with insane fuzzed, delayed, distorted guitars, fat drum beat, freak out atmospheres…

Hear a longer piece of the track here

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