Joe McPhee – Cosmic Love (1970)

Recorded in Poughkeepsie, NY, 1970.  Joe McPhee (born November 3, 1939)[1] is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist born in Miami, Florida, a player of tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, the trumpet, flugelhorn and valve trombone. [source] “In 1968, the same year that Anthony Braxton made his first solo LP “For Alto”, Joe McPhee began a series of home recordings, assisted by his friend and future producer … Continue reading Joe McPhee – Cosmic Love (1970)

David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Pharoah Sanders – Gwotet (2003).

Gwotet is an album by David Murray released on the Justin Time label. Recorded in 2003 and released in 2004 the album features performances by Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters with Pharoah Sanders. [source] A rich tapestry of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and one of the most compelling albums in years from David Murray! [source] David Murray – tenor saxophone / Leonardo Alarcon – trombone / Angel … Continue reading David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters Featuring Pharoah Sanders – Gwotet (2003).

The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

Le Blessing  is from the album The Jazz Corps with compositions by Tommy Peltier, recorded October 11 and 12 1966. Tommy Peltier – Trumpet, Flugelhorn Fred Rodriguez – Tenor, Alto Saxophone, Flute Lynn Blessing – Vibraphone Bill Plummer – Acoustic Bass Maurice Miller – Drums Roland Kirk – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Manzello, Stritch   Continue reading The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

The John Cartet Octet – Ode To The Flower Maiden (1982)

Second track on the album Dauwhe by The John Cartet Octet, recorded and mixed at The Music Lab, Los Angeles, February 25, 28 and March 8, 1982. The first of clarinetist John Carter’s five-part series in which he musically depicts the history of black Americans is one of the strongest. The five originals pay tribute to life in Africa a few centuries ago, mixing together folk melodies … Continue reading The John Cartet Octet – Ode To The Flower Maiden (1982)

Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Second track on the album Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy. Much has been written about Dolphy’s odd time signatures, wide-interval leaps, and flirtations with atonality. And those preoccupations reach their peak on Out to Lunch, which is less rooted in bop tradition than anything Dolphy had ever done.  [source] Eric Dolphy – flute, alto saxophone / Freddie Hubbard – trumpet / Bobby Hutcherson – … Continue reading Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

Aggression is recorded July 16, 1961. It appears on the second of three sets that document the Eric Dolphy / Booker Little quintet’s playing at the Five Spot At the Five Spot volumes one and two is a pair of jazz albums documenting one night (16 July 1961) from the end of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s two-week residency at the Five Spot in New York. This was the only night … Continue reading Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

from the album “Something Blue” by Paul Horn, recorded march 1960. Years before Paul Horn became famous for his pioneering new age and mood music albums, he was an adventurous bop-based improviser trying to create an alternative to the hard bop music of the era. [source] Paul Horn – Saxophone, Flute Emil Richards – Vibes Jimmy Bond – Bass Paul Moer – Piano Billy Higgins – … Continue reading The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)