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Church Number Nine

LP (Item 891140) Calumet (France), Early 70s — Condition: Used

A seminal album from saxophonist Frank Wright – perhaps his greatest album ever, and a real landmark from the Paris free jazz scene of the post-1968 years! The album features one long track that shares the same title as the record – "Church Number Nine" – a number that builds in intensity with a style that kind of pushes the earlier ESP mode one step further – using Ayler-like heads on the interplay between Wright's tenor and the alto of Noah Howard – but also blowing up in much freer moments over the course of the 45 minutes of the tune. The quartet is completed by Bobby Few on piano and Mohamad Ali on drums – and the sound of the record is simply mindblowing! (Recent reissue pressing. Cover has some light wear near the bottom.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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