Don Cherry and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – Tantra (1973)

“If we’re going to speak about words, we could talk about a word like ‘aum.’ Because you don’t say the word ‘aum,’ you sing it. And you have to sing it where you use the ‘a’ as ‘ah,’ which is the throat. Then you’re singing, sustaining the tone ‘ah.’ Then you go to the ‘u,’ and then you reach the ‘m’ and you’ve liberated the … Continue reading Don Cherry and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – Tantra (1973)

Frank Lowe – Fresh (1975)

Fresh is the third and very dynamic composition by Frank Lowe on the album Fresh. Three tracks are Lowes own compositions and two are originally by Thelonious Monk.  The first four tracks on the album are recorded March 7, 1975, while the last track is recorded the year before. Frank Lowe was extremely influenced by the first and second waves of free jazz. Abdul Wadud – Cello / Charles … Continue reading Frank Lowe – Fresh (1975)

Rashied Ali + Frank Lowe – Duo Exchange (1972)

Recorded  1972 at Watts Studios,  NYC. Released on Survival Records in 1973. Duo Exchange is the original first release from that label, and the recording lends much credibility to Ali´s choice to start his own label. The interaction between Ali and Frank Lowe is exciting and of a consistently high level, making this recording a worthy and historical addition to the collections of all fans of avant-garde duos. … Continue reading Rashied Ali + Frank Lowe – Duo Exchange (1972)