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MG 12190 Marc Levin - The Dragon Suite

José Gwanga (tb) Marc Levin (fl, brass) Calo Scott (cello) Cecil McBee (b) Frank Clayton (d)

NYC, 1967

Morning Colors

The Dragon and the Rainbow

Form with the Modern Men

The Rainbow

Twilight Dance

Meditation

The Sea, The Fire, The Earth

There's a small error: It's Jonas Gwanga, not José - he was from South Africa and a friend of Hugh Masekela et al.

That Levin LP is a minor gem, IMO, and helped me a lot to appreciate free improvisation, as Levin was a lot more sensitive than most free from players and did not overpower that much. Calo Scott is great here.

Drummer Frank Clayton later married singer Jay.

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Actually Laton, these were also available in 16 bit jewelcase editions . . . at least these, maybe more of the listed ones.

• Paul Bley: Footloose!

• Bill Barron: The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron

• Valdo Williams: New Advanced Jazz

• Charles Moffett: The Gift

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Actually Laton, these were also available in 16 bit jewelcase editions . . . at least these, maybe more of the listed ones.

• Paul Bley: Footloose!

• Bill Barron: The Tenor Stylings of Bill Barron

• Valdo Williams: New Advanced Jazz

• Charles Moffett: The Gift

You're right. Only saw the Moffett in the jewel case edition. I remember when Dusty Groove offered the Japanese mini-LP versions way back. They didn't sell the Hill, Williams, and Carn for a long time, and ended up discounting them to $13. I bought the Williams, and (I think) ended up selling it here!

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Here are two of the late-Sixties Savoy LPs that a lot of people have never seen :

Marzette Watts' 1969 date :

Marzette_Watts_on_Savoy.jpg

Robert Pozar's 1966 date :

RobertPozaronSavoy.jpg

I haven't heard either of these , but would buy the Pozar for the cover alone !

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I still have my original copy of the Shepp/Dixon Quartet. What an ear opener at the time. And still one of my favourite records.

Sold my Dixon/NYC5 album when it was llast reisssued on cd. Have a few of the others as reissues.

All nice stuff, Savoy was a great label with iot's own special feel.

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MG 12190 Marc Levin - The Dragon Suite

José Gwanga (tb) Marc Levin (fl, brass) Calo Scott (cello) Cecil McBee (b) Frank Clayton (d)

NYC, 1967

Morning Colors

The Dragon and the Rainbow

Form with the Modern Men

The Rainbow

Twilight Dance

Meditation

The Sea, The Fire, The Earth

There's a small error: It's Jonas Gwanga, not José - he was from South Africa and a friend of Hugh Masekela et al.

That Levin LP is a minor gem, IMO, and helped me a lot to appreciate free improvisation, as Levin was a lot more sensitive than most free from players and did not overpower that much. Calo Scott is great here.

Drummer Frank Clayton later married singer Jay.

Now that sounds like an intriguing album!

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Robert Pozar's 1966 date :

RobertPozaronSavoy.jpg

I haven't heard either of these , but would buy the Pozar for the cover alone !

I once found a copy of the Pozar LP in a sales bin - bought it for Garrison but it didn't thrill me that much. Not as spectacular as it looks like. Pozar was not that original as a drummer, the date didn't jell, IMO. If I still had it I would give it to you ...

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Anyone have or know the band/track details on the Watts?

Marzette Watts (ts) Bill Dixon (p-1) Juney Booth (b) J.C. Moses (d)

Play it straight (1)

F.L.O.A.R.S.S.

Joudpoo

George Turner (cnt) Marty Cook (tb) Marzette Watts (ts) Bobby Few (p) Frank Kipers (vln) Cevera Jefferys, Steve Tintweiss (b) Tom Berge (d) Patty Waters, Amy Sheffer (vcl)

Lonely woman (fk,as out)

October song

Medley

Recorded in the fall of 1969 ; Released on Savoy MG 12193

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Anyone have or know the band/track details on the Watts?

Marzette Watts (ts) Bill Dixon (p-1) Juney Booth (b) J.C. Moses (d)

Play it straight (1)

F.L.O.A.R.S.S.

Joudpoo

George Turner (cnt) Marty Cook (tb) Marzette Watts (ts) Bobby Few (p) Frank Kipers (vln) Cevera Jefferys, Steve Tintweiss (b) Tom Berge (d) Patty Waters, Amy Sheffer (vcl)

Lonely woman (fk,as out)

October song

Medley

Recorded in the fall of 1969 ; Released on Savoy MG 12193

Wow! Thanks Chas.

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Up for air.

Finally found the Vincent Hill record. Waaay better than I'd expected. Kind of like ... if Dave Brubeck (with a softer touch) had avant leanings? Something like that. I need to keep listening to it.

I'm also a fan of the Perry Robinson title.

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