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Frank Lowe - Chaos (unissued Survival Records session footage)

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Here is a 12 minute short film called "Street Music" comprising footage from a February 19, 1973 session intended for release as Chaos on Survival Records. Was anyone aware of this session, or has anyone heard it?   

Frank Lowe, tenor sax; flute; voice
Richard Dunbar, french horn
Selene Fung, koto
Jeanne Lee, voice
Duncan Lawson, piano; vibes
Ali, congas; flute; percussion
Juma Sultan, bass; percussion
Billy Parker, drums

https://www.facebook.com/keepingjazzvisible/videos/665896531161464

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In-fucking-credible.

The Ali is Ali Abuwi of Aboriginal Music Society fame.

That last tune is the centerpiece on a Noah Howard ensemble bootleg I have, similar to Live at the Village Vanguard but with Richard Dunbar added and Art Lewis in Rashied Ali's place. I don't know the title of that composition but I'd guess it's from Frank's book.

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Do we know who owns the rights?  One of those esoteric companies should issue it!

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Rashied Ali's widow owns the Survival catalog and is working with Triple Point Records to gradually issue archival material.

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2 minutes ago, felser said:

Do we know who owns the rights?  One of those esoteric companies should issue it!

It was my understanding there were supposed to be more releases in the Survival archive/reissue series. I'd wonder if they have these tapes or what. 

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Wow, just fantastic

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2 hours ago, colinmce said:

It was my understanding there were supposed to be more releases in the Survival archive/reissue series. I'd wonder if they have these tapes or what. 

I asked HBA at Triple Point and will report back whether this one exists.

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Thanks for sharing that video. It made me want to hear more Jeanne Lee!

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Yes, and some of the Sultan material is at Columbia. I can try to ask him the next time I see him.

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what a find - loving it!!

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great bit of footage. I've had a soft spot for Lowe since seeing him play with Billy Bang, Sirone and Dennis Charles in the late 80s. 

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This is really cool! Cool to hear Frank Lowe talk!

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More Jeanne Lee would have been nice.

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Keep this thread alive, this is incredible footage!!! 

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