stanley cowell - brilliant circles
stanley cowell: piano
bobby hutcherson: vibraphone
tyrone washington: flute, clarinet, tambourine, maraccas
reggie workman: bass, fender bass
joe chambers: drums
an arista/freedom recording
recorded at olmstead sound, nyc
25th september 1969
this record is out of print. it is amazing. download it here
this is larry young's first non-blue note release since tony williams lifetime, on perception records. the freedom of the 60's, the funk of the 70's, and eastern influence are representing jazz simultaneously. the hammond b-3 organ has a whole new sound. oh, and the "mystery player" listed in this cast of about 20 is none other than pharoah sanders.
here's the rundown:
Abdul Shahid dr
Jumma Santos tom-tom, cow bell, conga, whistle, tambourine, hi-hat
Howard T. King dr
James Flores dr
Stacey Edwards conga
Don Pate b
James Blood Ulmer g
Umar Abdul Muizz conga
Armen Halburian conga, bells, perc
Diedre Johnson cello
Juni Booth b
Art Gore dr, elp
Abdul Hakim bongos
Poppy La Boy perc
Cedric Lawson elp
Mystery Guest (Pharoah Sanders) saxophones, voc
Dennis Mourouse sax, el sax
Charles Magee eltp
Larry Young org, bongos, voc
1.Saudia (Young) 4:28
2.Alive (Young) 1:50
3.Hello Your Quietness (Islands) (Young) 10:02
4.Sunshine Fly Away (Young) 8:37
5.Khalid of Space Part Two (Welcome) (Young) 12:20
Released as LARRY YOUNG - LAWRENCE OF NEWARK - Perception PLP 34
CD version of this record was first released 2001 on Castle Music CMRCD288
another gem from the vinly collection of the late rosario aglialoro. this record is amazing.
download it here
last week i was invited to look through the records he left behind. i pulled out about 20 gems, and was allowed to take them home.
in the next few weeks i am going to upload most of what i took home that day.
my first upload is an album by sun ra - i know its in print and all - but this the original. recorded in 1964, it was later released on sun ra's label, el saturn research. i prefer the sound of the original vinyl to the remastered discs that are available. this is lo-fi. but it has so much more character.
also, this is a very strange record for sun ra. here's a review for it i found on all music guide. i feel its quite accurate:
|Review||by Sean Westergaard|
This one is quirky, even in the Sun Ra catalog. Ra fronts a quartet, playing nothing but miniMoog and Rocksichord, along with Stafford James on electric bass, Danny Davis on alto, clarinet, flute and bongos, and John Gilmore on drums! Gilmore has a skittering approach to the drums, which are curiously miked with the hi-hat being especially prominent. Ra's playing doesn't get too far out, although the tones of the Rocksichord and miniMoog are rather humorous, and most of the tunes are quite playful. Davis provides some fine alto, clarinet and a number of freakouts, with James anchoring the proceedings. Davis and Gilmore switch roles for "Impromptu Festival" for a taste of Gilmore's tenor while "Dance of the Living Image" has Gilmore on drums and Davis on bongos. The best point of reference for this album is "The Perfect Man" off the Singles compilation, except "The Perfect Man" uses miniMoog exclusively, and Gilmore is a more solid drummer than Danny Davis. Lots of fun and slightly goofy, Night of the Purple Moon is an entertaining curiosity within a singularly unique discography.
so here you go. stay tuned for more.
download sun ra and his intergalactic infinity arkestra "the night of the purple moon" here: