Bass – Alex Blake (2)
Drums, Tambourine – Bobby Battle
Executive Producer – Nuccio Rinaldis, Paolo Tofani
Photography By – Giuseppe G. Pino*
Piano – Don Pullen
Producer – Giacomo Pellicciotti
Recorded By – Tony May
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Sam Rivers
Recorded October 16-17, 1975, at Generation Sound Studios, New York.
BLACK SAINT RECORDS, ITALY, 1993
Don Pullen is a legend. And an avante-garde jazz icon. His 1966 duet recordings with legendary master musician Milford Graves "Nommo" and "Live at Yale" are probably the two most rare and sought after pieces of free jazz vinyl in history. Why they have never been reissued, considering their desirability, is a conundrum of great mystery.
Continuing our celebration of Interplanetary Sam Rivers Month, we visit a release from one of my favorite record labels, Black Saint/Soul Note Records from Italy. I was, until today, unfamiliar with "Capricorn Rising." Another tip from my man, Jonathan Sindleman, has led me to post this album. After first listen, I must say I am honored to share this work of art with you. It is organic, stunning, and energetic. A must have for any Sam Rivers and/or Don Pullen fan. Check out the frenetic, soulful "Fall Out.' And of course, pay attention to the wonderful Black Saint production value. Classic, beautiful.
Info here and in comments.
Stay tuned for the continuing celebration of Sam Rivers in the days to come.