With Charlie Byrd on guitar, Joe Byrd on bass, Wayne Phillips on drums, Paula Hatcher on flute, and Bill Reichenbach on trombone. Titles include "Moliendo Cafe", "It's All Clear To Me Now", "At Seventeen", and "Swing 39". LP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the original vinyl release! LP, Vinyl record album
(45th Anniversary pressing – individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight crystal clear vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, November 19.
A solo piano set from the great Matthew Shipp, but one that's got the presence and power of most of his larger group efforts – but delivered with moments of personality and humanity that really set the whole thing apart! Shipp's exploded with new creative energy in the past decade – and this album provides a crystalclear picture of that move forward – an understanding of the piano and its ability to shape sound that we're not sure we ever heard this strongly in his early recordings – played with a mixture of focus and free-thinking that leaves us breathless throughout the entire long four-piece suite! Segments include "Piano Genesis", "The Reward", "Cosmic Clown", "Coherence Demanded", "Deeper Energy", "Angel Whispering", "The Saccharine Principle", "Energy Of Piano's Desire", and "Core Of The Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
A classic compilation of material from the hip later years of Impulse – put together with a title that's a bit misleading, given that some of this stuff was clearly getting some play on underground FM radio! There's some key righteous classics here – like "Attica Blues" and "Money Blues" by Archie Shepp, "Astral Traveling" by Pharoah Sanders, "Galaxy In Turiya" and "Blue Nile" by Alice Coltrane, and "Worry Bout It Later" by Cliff Coulter – alongside other tracks that include "Larry Of Arabia" by Chico Hamilton, "Wave" by Ahmad Jamal, and "Crystalized Tears" by John Klemmer. LP, Vinyl record album