Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

Although some of the smoky sax solos get a little uncomfortably close to 1970s fusion cliché, Gato Barbieri’s score to Bertolucci’s 1972 classic is an overall triumph. Suspenseful jazz, melancholy orchestration, and actual tangos fit the film’s air of erotic longing, melancholy despair, and doomed fate. [source] Gato Barbieri – Saxophone / Wolmer Beltrani – Accordion / Franco D’Andrea – Piano / Franco Goldani – Accordion … Continue reading Gato Barbieri – Why Did She Choose You? (1972)

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)

Carbon / Elliott Sharp – No Prob (1985)

From the album Six Songs / Marco Polo’s Argali by Carbon / Elliott Sharp, recorded and mixed the 8th and 9th of February in 1985 at B.C. Studio. James Mussen – Bass Drum, Snare, Tom Tom [High] Elliott Sharp – Guitar [Double-neck Guitar Bass], Guitar [Fretless], Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice Jane Tomkiewicz – Performer [Pantar, Slab] Continue reading Carbon / Elliott Sharp – No Prob (1985)

Rashaan Roland Kirk – Say A Little Prayer (1969)

Supershow was a music documentary film made in 1969, which was directed by John Crome and produced by Tom Parkinson. This film was intended to be Britain’s first music ‘super session’, with several famous blues, jazz and rock artists of the time coming together to be filmed whilst performing. The project was instigated by the Colour Tel film company, the recent credits of which included … Continue reading Rashaan Roland Kirk – Say A Little Prayer (1969)

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)

Pharoah Sanders – The Healing Song (1971)

From Live at the East by Pharoah Sanders. Another spiritual jazz gem- “Live at the East” is one of the most consistently and astonishingly brilliant albums Pharoah Sanders has ever put out. This is somewhat surprising as Sanders was without both pianist Lonnie Liston Smith and vocalist Leon Thomas, both of whom contributed heavily to his previous albums and their success. In their place, Sanders had a pianist … Continue reading Pharoah Sanders – The Healing Song (1971)