According to Moncur, “Gnostic”, a free jazz piece “which eliminates a pulsating meter”, should represent the achievement of salvation through the expression of knowledge and wisdom. ”Thandiwa” means “beloved one” in the Zulu language, and it is the least experimental track of the album.With “The Twins”, built off only one chord, he wanted to portrait his twin brothers; he considered the rhythm the focal point of the composition.”Nomadic” is centered on a drum solo by Tony Williams. [source]
Graham Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet (pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams), and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles. The group performs four of Moncur´s challenging originals, including “Nomadic” (which is largely a drum solo) and “The Twins,” which is built off of one chord. None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of the young musicians is enough of a reason to acquire the advanced music. [source]
Holy Spirit is from the album Ghosts by Albert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sonny Murray. The album was recorded in Copenhagen on September 14th in 1964 and released on the danish label Debut Records in 1965.
Albert Ayler – Tenor Saxophone
Don Cherry -Trumpet
Gary Peacock – Bass
Sonny Murray – Drums
[dedicated Bongorama with a belated Happy 10 year anniversary ! All the best, now and forever !]
A Love Supreme is a studio album recorded by John Coltrane´s quartet in December 1964 and released by Impulse! Records in February 1965. It is generally considered to be among Coltrane’s greatest works, as it melded the hard bop sensibilities of his early career with the free jazz style he adopted later.
The quartet recorded the album in one session on December 9, 1964, at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Coltrane´s home in Dix Hills, Long Island, has been suggested as the site of inspiration for A Love Supreme. [source]
1. Part 1: Acknowledgement (7:47)
2. Part 2: Resolution (7:22)
3. Part 3: Pursuance (10:45)
4. Part 4: Psalm (7:08)
John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone
McCoy Tyner – Piano
Jimmy Garrison – Bass
Elvin Jones – Drums
Watch the only public live performance of Love Supreme: Resolution (1965), France.
Watch the only public live performance of Love Supreme: Acknowledgement (1965), France.
The Hilversum Session by Albert Ayler is one of those legendary recordings in free jazz. It was recorded in a Netherlands radio studio in front of a small invited audience, at the end of the Ayler Quartet’s European tour on November 9, 1964. The band — Ayler, Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray – had been playing Ayler´s tunes for months and were uncanny in their ability to hear one another and improvise together at that point. It was also the last time the group would record together under Ayler´s name as a quartet, and they went out at a peak. The recording itself remained unissued until 1980 when it appeared on an LP on the long-defunct Osmosis label. [source]