Sun Ra – The Magic City (1965)

The boundaries of Sun Ra’s self-proclaimed “space jazz” underwent a transformation in the mid-’60s. The Magic City is an aural snapshot of that metamorphic process. Many enthusiasts and scholars consider this to be among Ra’s most definitive studio recordings. [source] Alto Saxophone – Harry Spencer / Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny Davis / Alto Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Piccolo Flute – Marshall Allen / Baritone Saxophone, … Continue reading Sun Ra – The Magic City (1965)

Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

From the albun Out of the Cool. Out of the Cool is a jazz album by The Gil Evans Orchestra, recorded in 1960 and released on the Impulse! label the following year. The album was one of Impulse!’s first four albums, released together, and featured a gatefold design and high production values. [source] Gil Evans – piano / Johnny Coles – trumpet / Phil Sunkel … Continue reading Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

From the album Groove Alla Turca, recorded in Istanbul, Turkey in 1998. Salih Nazım Peker – Baglama [Saz] / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass  / Ferdi Nadaz – Clarinet / Daryl Burge -Drums [Trap Drums] / Ben Schachter  – Flute, Saxophone [Alto & Tenor] / Ekrem Bağı – Goblet Drum [Darbuka] / Rick Iannacone – Guitar / Sahin Sert* Ney – Kanun / Arif Erdebil – Ney / Hüseyin … Continue reading Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

Sun Ra – Friendly Galaxy (1965)

When you need to keep your brain and heart vibrating, just listen to Sun Ra and the smile will spread like wildfire. Friendly Galaxy is from the album Secrets of the Sun by Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra, recorded at the Choreographers’ Workshop in 1962 in New York and released in 1965. This is an interesting album for Ra fans because it’s such a small band and shows … Continue reading Sun Ra – Friendly Galaxy (1965)

Roland Kirk Quartet featuring Elvin Jones – Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Title track from the album Rip, Rig & Panic by The Roland Kirk Quartet, Featuring Elvin Jones. The title of the album was explained by Kirk in the liner notes as follows: “Rip means Rip Van Winkle (or Rest in Peace?); it’s the way people, even musicians are. They’re asleep. Rig means like rigor mortis. That’s where a lot of peoples mind are. When they … Continue reading Roland Kirk Quartet featuring Elvin Jones – Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

KANG TAE HWAN – Sora e (To the sky) (1991)

Welcome to the sound of Korea anno 1991. Guess you have never heard a Saxophone sounding like this ? Sora e (To the sky) is fron the CD album Tokebi by Kang Tae Hwan, recorded at Soul Studio on 12 April 1991, released on the Japanese Zen label. Kang Tae Hwan [강태환 (姜泰煥)] is born 1944 in Seoul, Korea. He began playing clarinet as kid, … Continue reading KANG TAE HWAN – Sora e (To the sky) (1991)

Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)

Yeh Come T’ Beh is second track on the album Conspiracy by Jeanne Lee. Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and … Continue reading Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)