CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Certain Blacks (Inner City)

LP (Item 581632) America/Inner City, 1970 — Condition: New Copy
(reissue)
Temporarily Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album


4.90 5

One of our favorite albums ever by the Art Ensemble of Chicago – a key French session that captures the group at the height of their powers! The centerpiece of the album is the extended track "Certain Blacks (Do What They Wanna)" – done in a beautiful mix of politics and free group improvisation that come across with amazing power and clarity – making the piece one of the best translations of the Chicago AACM spirit to the European scene. Other tracks on the session include the soulfully spiritual number "One For Jarman", which captures the group at a uniquely laidback level – and the bluesy "Bye Bye Baby", which features one of the few pairings of the group with Chicago Beau and harmonica player Julio Finn.  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


BYG/Actuel, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago's all-time classics! If you've ever bought an Art Ensemble album and said "Hmm, what's all the fuss about?", get this one. It'll change your mind. The band is in perfect form – and hits an incredible blend of free thinking modernism and soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Free
CTI, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz Og Poesi (10 inch vinyl – 200 gram pressing)
Louisiana Gyldendal/SeriE.WOC (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual project – and one of the most compelling meetings of jazz and spoken word we've ever seen! The set features instrumental tracks penned by Danish vibes player Louis Hjulmand – each based around a different poem which is presented before the music – which is played ... LP, Vinyl record album
Aroj/Heritage (Belgium), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderful bit of spiritual jazz from this richly collective ensemble! The album's got a groove that's as promising as its title – and features a large assemblage of percussionists, singers, and instrumentalists – all coming together in longer tracks penned by Wainwright, with a feel ... LP, Vinyl record album
Calypso Blues
Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vogue/Rearward (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba ... LP, Vinyl record album
Swing Waltz Swing
Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest projects ever to come from the Clarke Boland Big Band scene of the 60s – an album done under the leadership of Austrian tenor player Carl Drewo, but one that features all of his bandmates from the better-known big band! The set's wonderfully swinging throughout – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



Top