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Gathering (Jesse Sharps)Leimert Park – Roots & Branches Of Los Angeles Jazz ... CD
Village, 2008. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A set that's way more than just the roots and branches of LA jazz – as it also points the way towards a fantastic future in the city's spiritual underground – uniting older and younger players, and unfurling the kind of energy that's really helped to transform things in the 21st Century, while also bringing to light the overlooked legacy of righteous jazz expression in the 70s! The large ensemble is headed by reedman Jesse Sharps – and the group is overflowing with talent, in a lineup that includes Kamasi Washington on tenor, Azar Lawrence on alto, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Ndugu Chancler on drums, Dwight Trible on vocals, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on viola, and Roberto Miranda on bass – stretching out on long songs that really mix the older spirit of the Nimbus Records scene with some of the new currents in Washington and Atwood Ferguson's creations. Poet Kamau Daaood speaks a bit on the set too – and titles include "Agony In The Garden", "Language Of Saxophones", "Peyote Song III", and "Desert Fairy Princess". CD

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✨✧ Gathering (Jesse Sharps)Healing Suite ... CD
Village LA, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really powerful project from the LA underground – served up by a group led by Jesse Sharps, who you may remember from classic albums on the Nimbus label – and done at a level that unites the sound of his generation with some of the best currents of more contemporary years! The lineup here is filled with righteous, spiritual giants – the great Dwight Trible on vocals, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Theo Saunders on piano, Robwerto Miranda on bass, Derf Recklaw on congas and percussion – alongside Mercedes Smith on alto, Amos Delone on baritone , and Maia on flute! There's a strong mix of message and music going on here – also delivered with a bit of poetry from Kamau Daaood – and although the set was recorded before the events of 2020, it's got a deep sense of power that really gets at the needs of America in the years after George Floyd. The set begins with a stunningly dark take on "Strange Fruit", then moves into Daaood's equally powerful "Healing Suite" – and soars next on the long "Freedom's Sweet" by Horace Tapscott, before closing with "Mother", a composition by the great Nate Morgan. CD
 
 
 



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