Miles Davis – Lonely Fire (1970)

Lonely Fire is recorded 27 January 1970 in Columbia Studio B, and appears on the album Big Fun. Lineup:  Miles Davis – trumpet / Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone / Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet / Khalil Balakrishna – sitar, Indian instruments / Chick Corea – electric piano / Joe Zawinul – electric piano, Farfisa organ / Dave Holland – double bass / Harvey Brooks – Fender … Continue reading Miles Davis – Lonely Fire (1970)

Pharoah Sanders – Astral Travelling (1970)

Astral Travelling is the first track on the album Thembi by Pharoah Sanders. In this album, named after Sanders’s wife, the saxophonist moved away from the intense, lengthy, percussion-heavy jams he’d been pursuing in his solo work up to that point, and produced a record made up of shorter tracks, often with a more light and breezy feel. During the six selections, he and the other musicians … Continue reading Pharoah Sanders – Astral Travelling (1970)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Springtime Again is from the album Sleeping Beauty  by  Sun Ra And His Arkestra. This is the great late-night Sun-Ra chillout album you never knew about. The band had been working in a more groove-oriented setting off and on for over a year, as evidenced by the albums Lanquidity and On Jupiter, with both featuring prominent electric bass and electric guitar. Sleeping Beauty picks up right where … Continue reading Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Larry Young – Khalid Of Space Part Two (Welcome) (1973)

From the album Lawrence of Newark by Larry Young. The centerpiece of the album is “Khalid of Space Pt. 2: Welcome.” Sun Ra’s edict about all of his musicians being percussionists holds almost literally true in Young’s case. The soprano saxophonist sounds as if it could be Sonny Fortune (billed as “mystery guest”), but he’s way out on an Eastern modal limb. Young’s right hand is … Continue reading Larry Young – Khalid Of Space Part Two (Welcome) (1973)

Lee Morgan – Inner Passions Out (1971)

Inner Passions Out is from the album The Last session by Lee Morgan, recorded on September 17 & 18, 1971 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Released on Blue Note in 1972. the 17-minute “Inner Passions Out,” written by Waits, holds an Arabic feel with the drummer also playing a shenai-sounding recorder. One of the bandmembers (unidentified) on mbira prompts a two-note modal framework from … Continue reading Lee Morgan – Inner Passions Out (1971)

Lee Morgan – In What Direction Are You Headed? (1971)

In What Direction Are You Headed? is from the album The Last session by Lee Morgan, recorded on September 17 & 18, 1971 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Released on Blue Note in 1972. The Last Session (also released as Lee Morgan) is the final studio album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan before his death in 1972. It was originally released on the Blue Note label in … Continue reading Lee Morgan – In What Direction Are You Headed? (1971)

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)