Leroy Jenkins —
Solo Concert ... LP IndiaNavigation, 1977. Near Mint- ...
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Solo material by this extremely haunting violinist, and a core member of the JCOA in the 70s. The album features tracks recorded at a live show at the Washington Square Church in NYC in 1977 – and titles include "Lush Life", "Why Am I Here", "Keep On Trucking, Brother", and "Opus/Supo". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the few albums issued as a leader by bassist Cecil McBee – and like all of the rest, a really amazing record that showcases the visionary talent that often made McBee such a key part of other folks' groups! The tracks are long and spiritual, but with slight avant leanings – and Cecil both plucks and bows his instrument, creating a masterful leadership to a group that includes Chico Freeman on flute and tenor, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Dennis Moorman on piano, Don Moye on drums, and Steve McCall on percussion – definitely a strong AACM influence in the lineup but with some of the soulful warmth that you'd expect more from a set on IndiaNavigation. The performance was recorded at Sweet Basil – and includes 2 long tracks – "Agnez" and "First Song In The Day" – plus the shorter "God Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album