A very different entry in this always-great series – one that doesn't focus on a specific artist, or just the instrumentation of the two leaders – but instead has this great range of artists coming together in a very jazz-based style! Things here are even more organic and flowing than on some of the other volumes – as there's a very cool array of players that shift nicely from track to track, while still giving the record a unified vibe – work from Jeff Parker on guitar, Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Tony Allen on drums, Henry Franklin on bass, Phil Ranelin
on trombone, Wendell Harrison
on bass clarinet, Jaman Laws on tenor, Phil
lip Wack on alto, and Scott Mayo on flute – all players who work with Younge
to create soulful and funky elements that bring us back to the spirit of the Black Jazz label in the 70s Even if you've heard other titles in the series, this one still really advances the concept even further – and with
more live, spontaneous energy in the studio – on titles that include "Running With
The Tribe", "Phoenix", "Come As You Are", "Ebun", "El Cambio Es Necesario", "The Avenues", and "The Griot".
(Limited colored vinyl pressing – 2LPs, each of which plays at 45rpm – in a cool die-cut cover.)