Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Ornithology (1980)

From the duet album Looking At Bird by Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, recorded February 7, 1980. Ornithology is originally Written by Benny Harris. Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker´s repertoire in his own sound. Recommended. [source] Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen -Bass / Archie Shepp – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Advertisements Continue reading Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Ornithology (1980)

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. … Continue reading Cecil Taylor – I (Sister Young’n) (1980)

Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

From the album Playing by Old and New Dreams. Concert Recording, June 1980, Theater am Kornmarkt, Bregenz (Austria). Old and New Dreams was a jazz group that was active from 1976 to 1987. The group was composed of tenor saxophone player Dewey Redman (doubling on musette), bassist Charlie Haden, cornet player Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell.[1] All of the members were former sidemen of free … Continue reading Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

Arthur Blythe – Carespin’ With Mamie (1980)

From the album Illusions by Arthur Blythe, recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York , 1980. It is surprising how artistically productive altoist Arthur Blythe was during his period on Columbia. Despite the hype and Columbia’s reputation for pressuring artists to play mass-appeal music, Blythe´s recordings for that label are inventive and creative. For this, his third Columbia release, Blythe uses two different groups: an “in the tradition” … Continue reading Arthur Blythe – Carespin’ With Mamie (1980)

David Murray Octet – The Fast Life (1980)

Track One on the album Ming by David Murray Octet, recorded July 25 & 28, 1980 at Right Track Recording Studios, New York. Ming is the third album by David Murray  to be released on the Italian Black Saint label and the first to feature his Octet. It was released in 1980 and features performances by Murray, Henry Threadgill, Olu Dara, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Wilbur Morris and … Continue reading David Murray Octet – The Fast Life (1980)

Le Nimba De N’Zerekore – Kori Magnin (1980)

Kori Magnin is the second track on the album Le Nimba De N’Zerekore – Gön Bia Bia, released in 1980. Nimba de N’Zerekore is the name of a  market town in Guinea’s forested south east highlands, and the musicians is people from that city. Wild rhythms, spiky guitars and blasting saxes; the sound of West Africa 1980. Tracks: A1: Gon Biya Bia (7:50) / A2: Kori Magnin (4:25) / A3: … Continue reading Le Nimba De N’Zerekore – Kori Magnin (1980)