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)

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)

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)

Derek Bailey & Han Bennink – An old woman is shelling beans inside her privy parts. It sounds “like the deep croaking of a frog” (1969)

First track on the duo album Derek Bailey / Han Bennink by Derek Bailey / Han Bennink. Recorded on July 30, 1969 at Studio Andre van de Water, Nederhorst den Berg (The Netherlands). Derek Bailey – guitar Han Bennink – drums, oboe, gachi, conch   Continue reading Derek Bailey & Han Bennink – An old woman is shelling beans inside her privy parts. It sounds “like the deep croaking of a frog” (1969)

Don Cherry – Eternal Rhythm (1968) (full album)

Eternal Rhythm is a live jazz album composed by Don Cherry. It was recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1968. [source] Tracks: A. Eternal Rhythm Part 1 (17:45) / B. Eternal Rhythm Part 2 (23:37) Albert Mangelsdorff – Trombone Eje Thelin – Trombone Bernt Rosengren – Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute Sonny Sharrock – Guitar Karl Berger – Vibraphone, Piano, Gender (Gamelan) Joachim Kühn – Piano, Prepared … Continue reading Don Cherry – Eternal Rhythm (1968) (full album)