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I've Known Rivers & Other Bodies

LP (Item 3703) Prestige, 1973 — Condition: Used
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Gary Bartz — I've Known Rivers & Other Bodies ... CD 9.99

Really wonderful stuff – and one of Gary Bartz's greatest albums ever! This double-length live set was recorded around the time of his NTU Troup albums for Milestone – but it's a bit more straightforward than those sides, going back towards a searching soul jazz sound, with some slight touches of electric funk. The group features Hubert Eaves on electric and acoustic keyboards, Stafford James on acoustic and electric bass, and Howard King on drums – and the wonderful bass work of James really creates some great platforms for Bartz and Eaves to stretch out on long long solos. Gary vocalizes a bit on a few tracks – almost in the style of Andy Bey on his NTU albums – and the set list includes "Uhuru Sasa", "Jujuman", "Bertha Baptist", "The Warrior's Song", "Mama's Soul", "Sifa Zote", "I've Known Rivers", "Don't Fight That Feeling", and "Peace & Love". (Cover has a promo sticker, cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and some waviness at the bottom of the spine.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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