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6 hours ago, Don said:

Not helpful, but when I was in northern Saskatchewan there were a lot of native country bands on the local radio. Or I guess they say First Nations up there.

Where in SK? (I have Family there)

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I read somewhere that Dave Brubeck was partially Native American, and/or that he identified as such, but looking at Wikipedia it looks like it may not be correct. Anyway, musical influence minimal.

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Music For The Fifth World and Earthwalk by Jack DeJohnette have VERY clear ties to his Native American background as does "Great Spirit Chant" on Hudson.. 

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ALso, perhaps Don Cherry’s flute playing? The track Amajelo from Mu 1 in particular has, to my ears, some very clear indigenous North American influences. It brings to my mind Belo Kozad’s famous Kiowa flute recording.

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4 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

ALso, perhaps Don Cherry’s flute playing? The track Amajelo from Mu 1 in particular has, to my ears, some very clear indigenous North American influences. It brings to my mind Belo Kozad’s famous Kiowa flute recording.

That recording sounds very interesting, is it available? Quick search didn't really help

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16 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

That recording sounds very interesting, is it available? Quick search didn't really help

my quick search turned up this compilation and this link. Guess this is the original issue, the entire album is here

 

and the music in question are somewhere in the middle, starting around 18:00 ... interesting stuff!

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34 minutes ago, Niko said:

my quick search turned up this compilation and this link. Guess this is the original issue, the entire album is here

 

and the music in question are somewhere in the middle, starting around 18:00 ... interesting stuff!

Thanks Niko, I was on a train battling patchy wi-fi, suspected it would be findable

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1 hour ago, Niko said:

my quick search turned up this compilation and this link. Guess this is the original issue, the entire album is here

 

and the music in question are somewhere in the middle, starting around 18:00 ... interesting stuff!

Yeah. At 20:54.

The recording also has an interesting introduction that explains how the music was obtained by the musician's "grandfather", presumably whilst explaining to a group of schoolchildren or students.  That's been edited out for this comp, but is interesting in itself too.

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