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✨✧ John BlumJohn Blum Astrogeny Quartet ... CD
Eremite, 1998. Used ... $5.99
The only performance ever from this really special group – the Astrogeny Quartet, formed as a new project from pianist John Blum, with key participation from bassist William Parker, reedman Antonio Grippi, and drummer Dennis Charles – but a group that never continued after this date, due to Charles untimely early demise. The energy here is quite powerful, though – with some incredibly free, fast lines from Blum on piano – driven strongly by Charles' drums, and offset with a deeper sense of contemplation from Grippi, especially at the mellower moments. As often on other dates, Parker really holds the whole thing together – and titles include "Astrogeny", "Simultanium", "Dieci", and "Encomia". CD

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✨✧ Malcolm GoldsteinLive At Fire In The Valley ... CD
Eremite, 1997. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Khan JamalDrum Dance To The Motherland ... CD
Dogtown/Eremite, 1972. Used ... $4.99
A rare early session from vibist Khan Jamal – recorded with his Philly-based Creative Arts Ensemble collective! The group follows strongly in the spirit of similar combos from Chicago and St Louis – particularly the latter – and Jamal's group is working here in a mode that's initiated by the original sonic experiments of the AACM, but taken to deeper, more organic levels. Given Khan's later work, the thing that's most surprising here is the sound texture of the record – because although seemingly improvised, there's also a greater feel towards a whole here – a spacey, ethereal quality that reminds us of some of Sun Ra's most creative moments. Jamal plays vibes, marimba, and clarinet – and the rest of the group includes Monette Sudler on guitar and percussion, Alex Ellison on drums, Dwight James on drums and clarinet, and Billy Mills on both electric and acoustic bass. Although not overly electric, there's a shimmering quality to the music here – as if the production abstracted the original acoustic sound with weird echo and other techniques! Titles include "Inner Peace", "Drum Dance", "Cosmic Echoes", and "Breath Of Life". CD

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✨✧ Joshua AbramsMagnetoception ... LP
Eremite, 2015. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful continuation of the spiritual sounds of bassist Joshua Abrams – an artist who only seems to draw us in deeper and deeper as the years go by – and that's saying a lot, given that we've been listening to his music for almost 20 years! Josh has moved way beyond the bass at this point in his career – and the album also features the leader on guimbri, celeste, clarinet, bells, and even a small harp – played on these longform, spiritual progressions that also feature Jeff Parker on guitar, Hamid Drake on percussion, Ben Boye on chromatic electric autoharp, and Lisa Alvarado on harmonium – the last two of which bring an especially meditative feel to the record! Titles include "By Way Of Odessa", "Spiral Up", "The Ladder", "Traslucent", and "Magnetoception". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music SocietyFather Of Origin (2LP & CD box set) ... LP
Eremite, 1971. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Amazing music throughout – all recorded under the leadership of bassist Juma Sultan! The package is quite unique – 2LPs worth of music, with a full fresh set of music on an additional CD – all collected in a very heavy box, with an oversized booklet too! The sounds are quite free throughout, but also occasionally introspective, in a beautiful spiritual jazz mode – with echoes of early 70s Impulse Records, mixed with some of the more progressive sides of the avant scene on the east coast at the time! LP 1 features the extended "Fan Dance" – performed by a group that includes Gene Dinwiddie on saxes and flute, Earl Cross on trumpet, Ralph Walsh on guitar, Phil Wilson on drums, and Ali Abuwi on great percussion – plus the shorter "Ode To A Gypsy Son", done by a trio with Abuwi, Sultan, and Earl Cross – who handles a E flat mellophone! LP 2 features unstructured private recordings by a very hip trio – Abuwi on percussion, Sultan on bass, percussion, and alto sax – and an early appearance by Frank Lowe on tenor! The CD features two untitled collective improvisations – with Abuwi on percussion, Sultan on bass and percussion, Abdul Wadud on cello, Phil Wilson on drums, Charles Bobo Shaw on perucssion, Julius Helphill on alto, Gene Dinwiddie on flute, and Rod Hicks on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Two LPs, a CD, and a 28 page 12x12 book – looks unplayed!)
 
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Sabir Mateen/Sirone/Andrew BarkerInfinite Flowers (clear orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), 2008. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful trio, and one with a vibe that takes us back to the loft jazz scene in New York during the 70s – with a loose, open quality that's really wonderful – as the trio builds up their sound through very sensitive interplay – never letting ego get in the way of their performance as a group, yet still allowing for plenty of space for individual improvisation as well! Sabir Mateen is wonderful throughout – blowing in this strongly spiritual mode in tenor, with a quality that rivals his performances on the Eremite label – and bassist Sirone has this commanding tone that's still incredible after all these years – alongside sensitive work on drums from Andrew Barker, who also recorded the session. Titles include "Infinite" and "Flowers" – each of which take up a side of the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing.)

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Matthew Shipp Quartet Declared EnemyOur Lady Of The Flowers ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Reedman Sabir Mateen makes some wonderful contributions here – blowing tenor and clarinet with the sort of soulful, searching tone we love on his work for the Eremite label – which makes for a great contribution to the music of Matthew Shipp on piano, William Parker on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums! The Shipp/Parker pairing are as wonderful as ever – and very much well suited to each other's very dynamic shifts here – which can even be striking on some of the more laidback, mellow moments – some of which feature Mateen really impressing us on clarinet! Cleaver can come full-on when needed, but then really lays back – almost allowing the group to be a trio, except when he's called upon to deliver the right dose of energy. Titles include "Atomic Note", "New Tension", "Irrational", "Gasp", "Cosmic Joke", "Our Lady Of The Flowers", and "Silence Blooms". CD
 
 
 



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