Life’s Force is composed by Ahmed Abdullah and is the last track on his album by same name. It is recorded in New York City and was released in 1979.
The short-lived About Time label started off with this stimulating release from trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah. Abdullah, who has an appealing tone and an adventurous style, heads a sextet also including the french horn of Vincent Chancey, vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, cellist Munneer Abdul Fatah, bassist Jerome Hunter and drummer Rashied Sinan for explorations of five of his compositions plus Cal Massey´s “Assunata.” The unusual blend of colorful instruments is the prime reason to pick up this obscure Lp. [source]
Tracks: Eternal Spiraling Spirit / Assunta / Qhude / Song Of Tenderness / A Long Time Black / Life’s Force
Line Up : Jerome Hunter – Bass / Muneer Abdul Fatah – Cello / Rashied Sinan – Drums / Vincent Chancey – French Horn / Ahmed Abdullah – Trumpet / Jay Hoggard – Vibraphone
Cohesion is the third track on the CD Equilibrium by the american pianist Matthew Shipp.
Equilibrium is a more complex extension of Shipp´s last album for the label, the stunning Nu Bop. Here, employing the talents of bassist William Parker, drummer Gerald Cleaver, vibraphonist Khan Jamal, and electronics and programming whiz FLAM, Shipp moves to extend the reach of all of his previous musical excursions by putting them all to work on a single recording. [source]
Tracks: Vamp To Vibe / Nebula Theory / Cohesion / World Of Blue Glass / Portal / The Root / The Key / Nu Matrix
Khan Jamal – Vibraphone
William Parker – Bass
Gerald Cleaver – Drums
Matthew Shipp – Piano
FLAM – synthesizers, electronics
Wind is the first track on Wayne Shorters Odyssey of Isaka, recorded at the A&R Studios, New York City on August 26, 1970.
Odyssey of Iska is a 1971 album by American jazz composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, released on Blue Note Records. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states “On the verge of joining Weather Report (referred to in the liner notes as ‘Weather Forecast’), it is not surprising that Shorter’s originals include titles such as ‘Wind,’ ‘Storm,’ and “Calm’. These moody works were never covered by other jazz players but they work quite well in this context, launching melancholy flights by Shorter”. The percussionist/drummer on this album, Frank Cuomo, is the father of rock group Weezer’s frontman, Rivers Cuomo. [source]
Tracks: 1. “Wind” (8:00) / 2. “Storm” (8:22) / 3. “Calm” (3:25) / 4. “Depois Do Amor, O Vazio” (After Love, Emptiness) (11:40) / 5.”Joy” (9:00)
Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone / Gene Bertoncini – Guitar / Cecil McBee – Bass / Ron Carter – Bass / Alphonse Mouzon – Drums / Billy Hart – Drums / Frank Cuomo – Drums, Percussion / David Friedman – Vibraphone, Marimba
Listen also to Storm:
Listen also to Joy:
From his 1967 album, “A Genuine Tong Funeral” here’s Gary Burton with “Im Your Pal”. Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest “1nce Again”. Compositions by Carla Bley and Steve Swallow.
Personnel: Gary Burton on vibraphone, Larry Coryell on guitar, composer Steve Swallow on bass and Lonesome Dragon on drums.
An unrecognized classic. The Peace-Maker is one of the high-points of the Hutcherson-Land collaboration. Until recently, it wasn’t even available on CD. But it was re-issued in Japan. It’s worth paying the high-cost import price for this disc. It’s wonderful. [Source]
Personnel: Harold Land (ts, fl); Bobby Hutcherson (vib); Joe Sample (p); Buster Williams (b); Donald Bailey (d, harm). Recording Date & Location: 11 Dec 1967; 26 Feb 1968, Hollywood, CA.