Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

Although some of the smoky sax solos get a little uncomfortably close to 1970s fusion cliché, Gato Barbieri’s score to Bertolucci’s 1972 classic is an overall triumph. Suspenseful jazz, melancholy orchestration, and actual tangos fit the film’s air of erotic longing, melancholy despair, and doomed fate. [source] Gato Barbieri – Saxophone / Wolmer Beltrani – Accordion / Franco D’Andrea – Piano / Franco Goldani – Accordion … Continue reading Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

Imamu Amiri Baraka – Come Back Pharoah (1972)

From the album It’s Nation Time – African Visionary Music by Imamu Amiri Baraka. Amiri Baraka, born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, USA, is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon and revolutionary political activist who has recited poetry and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. … Continue reading Imamu Amiri Baraka – Come Back Pharoah (1972)

Kaoru Abe – Improvisation, Vol.1 (1972)

Improvisation, Vol.1 is from the album Winter 1972, by Kaoru Abe, released in 1974 on Sound Works Records. Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫 Abe Kaoru, May 5, 1949 – September 9, 1978) was an influential Japanese avant-garde alto saxophonist, who is often regarded as having the greatest abrasive saxophone sound. Self-taught at a young age, Abe performed with notables such as Motoharu Yoshizawa, Takehisa Kosugi, Yosuke Yamashita, Derek Bailey and Milford Graves, although he generally performed … Continue reading Kaoru Abe – Improvisation, Vol.1 (1972)

Eero Koivistoinen Music Society – Hot C (1972)

Hot C is first track on the album Wahoo! by finnish  Eero Koivistoinen Music Society, recorded at Finnvox-Studios December 1st to 29th 1972. For some time Wahoo! has been a jealously guarded secret of DJs and collectors. Jon Newey, in his Jazzwise review, states that only 600 copies of the original LP were pressed, and further claims that those originals can often be found for as much as $500. The … Continue reading Eero Koivistoinen Music Society – Hot C (1972)

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire (1972) (full album)

Birds of Fire is Mahavishnu Orchechestra´s second album. It was released in the first half of 1973 and is the last studio album by the original Mahavishnu Orchestra line-up, before the group dissolved, although Between Nothingness and Eternity, a live album, was recorded and released later that same year. [source] All compositions by John McLaughlin, except “Miles Beyond”, by Miles Davis: Birds of Fire (5:50) / Miles Beyond (4:47) … Continue reading Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire (1972) (full album)

Miles Davis – On the Corner (1972) (Full Album)

On the Corner is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, recorded in June and July 1972 and released later that year on Columbia Records. It was scorned by critics at the time of its release and was one of Davis’s worst-selling recordings. Its critical standing has improved dramatically with the passage of time, as it is now seen as a strong forerunner of the musical techniques … Continue reading Miles Davis – On the Corner (1972) (Full Album)