Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom – live (1981)

You Got To Have Freedom is first track from the live album Live… by Pharoah Sanders, recorded at The Maiden Voyage, Los Angeles in April 1981, released in 1982 on Theresa Records. Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as “probably the best tenor player in the world.” Emerging from John Coltrane’s groups of the mid-1960s Sanders is … Continue reading Pharoah Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom – live (1981)

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)

It’s A Beautiful Evening is the last track on side A on the album Out Of This World by Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams Quintet. The album was recorded and released in 1961 and according to the liner notes, this album was Herbie Hancock’s first recorded performance . It’s A Beautiful Evening is composed by Dorothy Wayne and Raymond Rasch. This set of sides recorded with the then-fledgling Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams quintet … Continue reading Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)

Kamal Abdul Alim – Prayer (1988)

Prayer is the last track on Kamal Abdul Alims album Dance released on Stash Records in 1988. Another first time out in blogland for this great set from Kamal and the Brothers.And what a band of brothers they were with Idris Muhammed holding down the rhythm section joined by ex Roland Kirk pianist Ron Burton and the Spaulding-Watson-Alim frontline horns. “Brotherhood” was the thumpin’ spinner way … Continue reading Kamal Abdul Alim – Prayer (1988)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Bright Moments (1973)

Bright Moments is track number 9 on the live album Bright Moments by the multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Bright Moments is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk with Ron Burton, Todd Barkan, Henry Mattathias Pearson, Robert Shy and Joe Habad Texidor recorded at Keystone Korner, San Francisco in June 1973. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey states “Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s live club gigs were … Continue reading Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Bright Moments (1973)

Alice Coltrane – The Sun (1968)

The Sun is one of  2 bonus tracks on the 1998 reissue of the album A Monastic Trio by Alice Coltrane from 1968. The two bonus tracks were originally issued on John Coltrane’s “Cosmic Music” album. A Monastic Trio is the first solo album by Alice Coltrane. Recorded in 1968 (the reissue includes one track from 1967), she intended it to be a tribute to her husband, John … Continue reading Alice Coltrane – The Sun (1968)

Friedrich Gulda – The Air From Other Planets (1969)

The Air From Other Planets is the first track on side B on the album The Air From Other Planets by the pianist Friedrich Gulda. Friedrich Gulda (16 May 1930 – 27 January 2000) was an Austrian pianist and composer who worked in both the classical and jazz fields. From the 1950s on he cultivated an interest in jazz, writing several songs and instrumental pieces, and at times combining jazz and … Continue reading Friedrich Gulda – The Air From Other Planets (1969)

Jukka Tolonen – Elements (Earth Fire Water Air) (1971)

Elemets (Earth Fire Water Air) is the first track on the album Tolonen! by Jukka Tolonen, recorded at the Finnvox studios Helsinki, Finland, Oct. 1971 and released same year at Love Records. Jukka Tolonen (born 1952) is not only Finland’s national guitar hero but also one of the world’s most respected guitarists. For the past 4 decades, he has captivated audiences through Scandinavia and Europe … Continue reading Jukka Tolonen – Elements (Earth Fire Water Air) (1971)