A rare moment in time – documented in this legendary meeting of two American modernists on the European scene of the 60s! The session features a 1965 performance by the George Russell Sextet, but is especially noteworthy for the presence of Don Cherry
– making a key guest appearance on the record during immediate post-Ornette modes, and really stretching out into a very different sound with Russell! Russell's still very much in the grip of his "lydian mode" writing of the 50s – which is great, because Russell's modalism was a strong influence on the sound of other MPS/
Saba artists of the 60s. The group features Bertil Loevgren on trumpet alongside Cherry
, plus Brian Trentham on trombone, Ray Pitts on tenor, Cam Brown on bass, and Albert Heath on drums. Titles include a great extrapolation on "You Are My Sunshine" – plus "Lydia and Her Friends", "Lydia In Bag's Groove", "Lydia Round Midnight", "Lydia's Confirmation", "Oh Jazz Po Jazz", "Volupte", and "Freein' Up".
(US pressing. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with a click on side 3, track 2.)