Don Cherry & Latif Khan —
Music/Sangam ... LP Europa/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1978/1982. Used (reissue)...
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An excellent album from Cherry – recorded in Paris in 1978, and featuring duets with tabla player Latif Khan. The sound is spare an unencumbered by any additional backing or electronics – but there's an overall groove to the record that's really really nice. Tablas set the rhythm, and Cherry solos over the top on trumpet, bamboo flute, keyboards, and gong. One of his most effective jazz/world crossover albums – and with the tracks "One Dance", "Air Mail", "Untitled", and "Sangam". LP, Vinyl record album
A great live performance from Gato Barbieri – recorded at a time when he was maybe sounding a bit smoother in the studio, but could still come across with a lot of fire in a concert setting like this! The group has a nice lineup – some sweet electric piano and guitar, but also some earthier percussion at the bottom – holds onto some of the Latin currents that Gato was exploring on his early 70s albums for Impulse – all while the man himself solos over the top, in that beautifully soulful, deeply raspy style that made him so unique! Titles include "Europa", "Don't Cry Rochelle", "Fiesta/Instrumental", "Fireflies", "Adios (parts 1 & 2)", and "Behind The Rain". CD