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Sun Ra and his Arkestra: “Blue Lou”, from Paris 1983  (Enterplanetary Koncepts, released December, 2015)

 

Composed by Edgar Sampson/Irving Mills.

 

From the Bandcamp page:

 

A fabulous, previously unreleased live set recorded during a late 1983 European tour by Sun Ra and His Arkestra. Date and venue unknown. Likely personnel, based on other Arkestra gigs in Europe around this time:


Sun Ra: piano, keyboards
Marshall Allen: kora, flute, alto sax, percussion
John Gilmore: tenor sax, clarinet, timbales
Eloe Omoe: contra-alto clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, percussion
Danny Ray Thompson: baritone sax, flute, percussion
James Jacson: bassoon, Infinity-drums, flute
Ronnie Brown: trumpet, flugelhorn
Kwame Hadi: trumpet
Tyrone Hill: trombone
James Glass: electric guitar
Rollo Radford: electric bass
Clifford Jarvis: drums
Marvin “Boogaloo” Smith: drums
Chris Henderson: drums
Atakatune (Stanley Morgan): conga

 

Mastered by Peter Beckmann from an original soundboard tape from the collection of Hartmut Geerken. Additional audio restoration by Irwin Chusid. Special thanks to Peter Dennett. Issued under license from Sun Ra LLC. Cover art adapted from elements of various illustrations by Jim Flora/JimFlora.com, design by Irwin Chusid

 

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Sun Ra—"Makeup", from A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (Saturn, 1983)

Composed by Sun Ra.

 

Sun Ra—Organ

John Gilmore—Tenor Saxophone

Samarai Celestial (Eric Walker)—Drums

Atakatune (Stanley Morgan)—Percussion

 

I cannot tell if there is a bass player on this track, or if Sun Ra is playing the bass parts on the organ. If there is a bass player on this track, these bassists have been credited as playing on some of the diverse tracks on this album:

Hayes Burnett and possibly John Ore--Bass

 

 

I was fortunate enough to purchase the original LPs of Sun Ra’s “A Fireside Chat With Lucifier” and “God Is More Than Love Can Ever Be,” at the same time, at Kansas City’s The Music Exchange, in the 1980s.

 

 

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John Handy and Ali Akbar Khan: “Ganesha's Jubilee Dance,” from Karuna Supreme

(MPS, 1976)    Composed by Ali Akbar Khan/John Handy

 

John Handy-Alto Saxophone

Ali Akbar Khan—Sarod

Zakir Hussain—Tabla

Yogish S. Sahota-Tanpura

 

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Joel Fass—“Once Upon a Time,” from Melody Messenger (2017)

Composed by Strouse/Adams.

Joel Fass—Guitar

This is from a 2017 solo guitar album by Joel Fass, known as fasstrack when he was a member of the Organissimo.org board.

 

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 Mary Lou Williams—“Dat Dere,” from Free Spirits (Steeplechase, 1976)

Composed by Bobby Timmons

Mary Lou Williams—Piano

Buster Williams—Bass

Mickey Roker—Drums

 

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Duke Ellington—“Le Sucrier Velours, Pt. 2”, from An Intimate Piano Session, (Storyville, recorded August, 1972, released 2017)

Composed by Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington—solo piano

 

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Ricky Ford—“Moon Mist,” from Interpretations (Muse, 1982)

Composed by Mercer Ellington.

 

Ricky Ford—Tenor saxophone

John Hicks—Piano

Walter Booker—Bass

James Cobb—Drums

 

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Abdullah Ibrahim—“Cape Town,” from Ekaya   (Ekapa, 1983)

Composed by Abdullah Ibrahim.

 

Carlos Ward--Alto Saxophone, Flute

Ricky Ford—Tenor Saxophone

Charles Davis--Baritone Saxophone

Dick Griffin--Trombone

Abdullah Ibrahim--Piano

Cecil McBee--Bass

Ben Riley--Drums

 

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Kamasi Washington—“Humility,” from Harmony of Difference (Young Turks, 2017).

Composed by Kamasi Washington.

 

Kamasi Washington – Tenor Saxophone

Terrace Martin –Alto Saxophone

Brandon Coleman – Keyboards

Cameron Graves – Piano

Ryan Porter – Trombone

Igmar Thomas – Trumpet

Dontae Winslow – Trumpet

Rickey Washington – Flute

Matt Haze – Guitar

Nick Mancini – Vibraphone

Miles Mosley – Acoustic Bass

Thundercat (Stephen Bruner) – Electric Bass

Tony Austin – Drums, Percussion

Ronald Bruner, Jr. – Drums, Percussion

Artyom Manukyan – cello

Peter Jacobson – cello

Andrea Whitt – viola

Molly Rogers – viola

Chris Woods – violin

Jen Simone – violin

Paul Cartwright – violin

Tylena Renga – violin

Doctor Dawn Norfleet – choir

Dexter Story – choir

Dustin Warren – choir

Jimetta Rose Smith – choir

Mashica Winslow – choir

Patrice Quinn – choir

Steven Wayne – choir

Taylor Graves – choir

Thalma De Freitas – choir

 

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra—“Perla Morena,” from Across 110th Street (Rykodisc, 2004)

Composed by Oscar Hernandez.

 

Oscar Hernández- Piano, musical director

John Walsh, Raul Agraz, Pete Nater—Trumpets

Jimmy Bosch, Dan Reagan--Trombones

Mitch Frohman—Baritone Saxophone, Flute

Ruben Rodriguez--Bass 

Hector "Maximo" Rodriguez--Bass.

Pablo "Chino" Nuñez- Timbales

Bobby Allende--Bongos, Congas

George Delgado--Congas, Bongos

Robert Quintero--Bongos

 

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Willis Jackson—"On My Own", from The Big Horn: The History of Honkin’ and Screamin’ Saxophone  (Originally released  in 1950, reissued on Proper in 2003).

Composed by Jimmy Cobb and Charles Kynard

 

Willis Jackson—Tenor Saxophone

Ben Kynard—Baritone Saxophone

Andrew " Fats" Ford—Trumpet

Booty Wood—Trombone

Bill Doggett—Piano

Leonard "Heavy" Swain—Bass

Panama Francis--Drums

 

 

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Earl Bostic—"Steam Whistle Jump", from The Big Horn: The History of Honkin’ and Screamin’ Saxophone (Originally released on King Records in 1952, reissued on Proper in  2003).

Composed by Billy Strayhorn as  "Take The A Train". Some of the King Records 45s list Earl Bostic as the composer, and some list Kay/Mann as the composer.

 

Earl Bostic-Alto Saxophone

Ray Felder-Tenor Saxophone

Blue Mitchell-Trumpet

Mickey Baker-Guitar

Joe Knight-Piano

Gene Redd-Vibes

Ike Isaacs-Bass

George Brown-Drums

 

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Ike Turner—"Prancin’", from Blues Kingpins (Recorded for the Sue label in 1962, reissued on this Capital CD in 2003)

Composed by Ike Turner.

Ike Turner—Guitar

McKinley Johnson-Trumpet

Eddie Silvers and Rasheed Ishmael—Tenor Saxophones

Marvin Warwick—Baritone Saxophone

Fred Sample—Piano

Jesse Knight, Jr.—Bass

Thomas "TNT " Tribble--Drums

 

   

 

 

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Project H—“A Bear’s Cage,” from We Live Among the Lines  (The Project H, 2014)

Composed by Ryan Heinlein.

Clint Ashlock- Trumpet
Ryan Heinlein-Trombone
Brett Jackson- Woodwinds
Jeff Stocks- Guitars
Andrew Ouellette- Keyboards
Dominique Sanders- Bass
Matt Leifer- Drums

 

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Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition—“Tin Can Alley.”  from Tin Can Alley (ECM, 1981)

Composed by Jack DeJohnette.

Chico Freeman—Tenor Saxophone

John Purcell—Baritone Saxophone

Peter Warren—Bass

Jack DeJohnette--Drums

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Oh my. The pianist on Track 5 is Mary Lou Williams. I think that I should have been able to recognize her.

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I have a few of these recordings. I didn't recognize these. I'm getting old.  

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Well, I didn't howl when I saw the name Ricky ford on #7. He's not terribly unfamiliar to me. Someone I don't mind listening to, but not someone I care too much about.

VERY surprised Sun Ra turned out to be a guy :)

MG

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4 hours ago, Hardbopjazz said:

I have a few of these recordings. I didn't recognize these. I'm getting old.  

That happens to me all the time!

1 hour ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

Well, I didn't howl when I saw the name Ricky ford on #7. He's not terribly unfamiliar to me. Someone I don't mind listening to, but not someone I care too much about.

VERY surprised Sun Ra turned out to be a guy :)

MG

I think that this recording of "Moon Mist" is one of Ricky Ford's better recorded efforts.

I can't really tell if I am listening to a man or a woman play organ. Shirley Scott, for instance. I do not immediately think when I hear her, "oh, a woman!" But you are able to tell?

 

5 hours ago, Mary6170 said:

Oh my. The pianist on Track 5 is Mary Lou Williams. I think that I should have been able to recognize her.

I am a little bit surprised that no one recognized her.

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10 hours ago, Hot Ptah said:

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Project H—“A Bear’s Cage,” from We Live Among the Lines  (The Project H, 2014)

Composed by Ryan Heinlein.

Clint Ashlock- Trumpet
Ryan Heinlein-Trombone
Brett Jackson- Woodwinds
Jeff Stocks- Guitars
Andrew Ouellette- Keyboards
Dominique Sanders- Bass
Matt Leifer- Drums

I was just spinning this very same Project H disc over the weekend, one of THE very best CD's by any local Kansas City band I've ever heard (and I think I own about 40-45 discs by KC-locals.  Spontoonious hooked me up with a copy ~4(?) years ago, and I was lucky enough to hear the group live (twice in the same week!) 2-3 years ago when my wife and I were back in KC for a week's vacation.  In fact, when I realized Ryan was selling this CD for only $10 a pop -- I immediately bought 5 copies from him on the spot, just to have some extras to pass along to folks at some point or another who I thought would really enjoy it.

Some seriously good writing, adventurous arrangements, and great blowing -- a rare trifecta -- the entire disc, not just select tracks.  Can't say enough good things about this disc, and I'd gladly chip in $100 towards Ryan's next kickstarter project (without hesitation).  Approachable enough contexts ("grooves" for lack of a better term), that my wife(!) likes it too, but some meaty collective improv on something like half the tracks.  Hella good stuff!

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9 hours ago, Hot Ptah said:

I can't really tell if I am listening to a man or a woman play organ. Shirley Scott, for instance. I do not immediately think when I hear her, "oh, a woman!" But you are able to tell?

Not Shirley, as it happens, but even Gloria Coleperson sounds more delicate than most guys. Shirley only sounds like that on her studio Impulse albums.

MG

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14 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

I was just spinning this very same Project H disc over the weekend, one of THE very best CD's by any local Kansas City band I've ever heard (and I think I own about 40-45 discs by KC-locals.  Spontoonious hooked me up with a copy ~4(?) years ago, and I was lucky enough to hear the group live (twice in the same week!) 2-3 years ago when my wife and I were back in KC for a week's vacation.  In fact, when I realized Ryan was selling this CD for only $10 a pop -- I immediately bought 5 copies from him on the spot, just to have some extras to pass along to folks at some point or another who I thought would really enjoy it.

Some seriously good writing, adventurous arrangements, and great blowing -- a rare trifecta -- the entire disc, not just select tracks.  Can't say enough good things about this disc, and I'd gladly chip in $100 towards Ryan's next kickstarter project (without hesitation).  Approachable enough contexts ("grooves" for lack of a better term), that my wife(!) likes it too, but some meaty collective improv on something like half the tracks.  Hella good stuff!

Thanks for these insightful comments, which I agree with very much. The entire album is excellent.

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Y'all remember who set you up with that Project H album, y'hear?

I too feel bad about missing Mary Lou. 

If I ever have another pet, I'll name it Igmar. 

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1 hour ago, Spontooneous said:

Y'all remember who set you up with that Project H album, y'hear?

I too feel bad about missing Mary Lou. 

If I ever have another pet, I'll name it Igmar. 

I remember that you gave me a copy of the Project H album, yes. Thank you!

You could name your pet Samarai Celestial.

 

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