A really beautiful record from vibist Joe Locke – and maybe his most dynamic album in years! The set's got Joe working in a particularly angular mode – carving out these wonderful lines of sound with core rhythms from the trio of Robert Rodriguez on piano, Terreon Gully on drums, and Ricky Rodriguez on bass – all younger players who provide a very fresh setting for Locke's vibes! Joe's still got all the warmth of his recent records, but also has a bit more edge, too – which we like a lot – and this quality seems to come out especially strong alongside some of the guests – who include Rosario Giuliani on alto and soprano sax and Donny McCaslin on tenor. Titles include "For Jesse Mountain", "Love Is Letting Go", "Love Is A Pendulum", "Love Is The Tide", and "Variation On Wisdom". CD
Creedence Clearwater Revival —
Pendulum ... LP Fantasy, 1970. Used Gatefold ...
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LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Fantasy pressing.)
David Liebman —
Pendulum ... LP Artists House, 1978. Used Gatefold ...
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Players include Dave Liebman on tenor and soprano sax, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Richie Beirach on piano, Frank Tusa on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and titles include "Pendulum", "Picadilly Lilly", and "Footprints". LP, Vinyl record album
A very odd little record – and almost more of an audio version of the classic schlock-horror film Plan 9, than it is a proper soundtrack! The album seems to offer up the full audio track from the film – with spoken bits, music, and sound effects firmly in place – almost even spookier without the images to go with them! The recording's a relic from the pre-DVD years, when you could actually release a record like this to fans of a movie that wasn't easily in circulation – but given the dramatic nature of the whole thing, it almost works well in kind of an old-time radio way. LP, Vinyl record album
The laidback classic! The Digables certainly weren't the first hip hop group to rely upon cooled out jazzy grooves for the backbone of their sound, but they really brought it home with a hugely endearing and long enduring vibe – and this is their masterpiece! All these years later, Blowout Comb is still pure gold. Loads of tripped out arrangements on live instruments – which is a huge step for the group after their largely sampled debut – and layer upon layer of groovy vocals in addition to the easy rhymes of Butterfly, Ladybug and Doodlebug. Also includes an appearance by Jeru! Probably the catchiest jazz-rap fusion record of all time! Tracks include "The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug", "Black Ego", "Dog It", "Jettin", "Borough Check", "Highing Fly", "Dial 7", "The Art Of Easing", "K.B.'s Alley", "Graffiti", "Blowing Down", "9th Wonder", and "For Corners". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 18 X 24 poster – plus insert with notes by Larry Mizelle Jr.)
Although Buddy Morrow's best known for his more crime-jazz and Night Train jazz work, this album's got him sounding surprisingly great in a set of tracks dedicated to the work of Edgar Allen Poe! The feel of the music shifts wildly from track to track – with a few that feature Keith McKenna reciting work by Poe, in a Vincent Price-y style, and others that groove with more of a swinging jazz feel. Titles include "The Gold Bug", "Annabel Lee", "A Descent Into The Maelstrom", "The Raven", "Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Black Cat", and "The Pit & the Pendulum". LP, Vinyl record album