Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I shall return... soon... tomorrow...

Things have been busy here at the hovel these last weeks... but more regular posting will resume very soon... here's three tracks to keep it rolling... Monk, leading a tentet recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre, in 1963. Echoes of his famous Town Hall concert a few years earlier with an expanded lineup. Thad Jones takes initial solo honours.

'Great Black Music.' Was the aspirational and infinitely flexible wraparound for the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This is 'Ohnedaruth,' a spacy exploration of musical freedoms. 'Ancient to the future.' Indeed... From a live gig in 1972.

Going out on Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys...'Take me back to Tulsa.' The Art Ensemble of Texas from yesteryear. Tee hee... but maybe not so far from the truth... Yi ha...

More very soon- including those old airshots I am finally mastering from the original cassettes... once I get my new quarters organised

Thelonious Monk
Thad Jones (cor) Nick Travis (tp) Eddie Bert (tb) Steve Lacy (ss) Phil Woods (as) Charlie Rouse (ts) Gene Allen (bars, cl, bcl) Thelonious Monk (p) Butch Warren (b) Frankie Dunlop (d)
I Mean You


The Art Ensemble of Chicago- (instrumentation so varied that to put it in the usual abbreviated form would be futile - and it's late... )
Lester Bowie (Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Kelphorn, Multi Instruments, Whistle (Human), Vocals, Drums) Joseph Jarman (Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Vocals (Background), Soprano (Vocal), Multi Instruments, Whistle (Human), Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Sax (Baritone), Percussion, Conga) Roscoe Mitchell (Clarinet, Multi Instruments, Whistle (Human), Vocals, Percussion, Saxophone, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Drums) Famadou Don Moye (Percussion, Conga, Drums, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Whistle (Human), Marimba, Gong)



Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
Take me back to Tulsa


1 comment:

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