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    Knockout. This record is relentlessly kicking my ass. It’s a futuristic big band romp in modal/spiritual territories with a swing *SO* mighty, you’d best be sitting down when listening, lest you be knocked flat by its gargantuan wallop. “The Call” takes flight immediately, launching skywards with gusto. It’s an intergalactic big band epic that—at times—reminds me of Hoyt Curtin’s theme music from The Jetsons. On acid. Powered by urgent drums and backed by brass amassed in a sonic wall of power, pianist Linda Hill solos elegantly, gracefully, playfully and awesomely. This segues into a serpentine, intertwining alto clarinet/bass led section with tricky interplay, but the pocket never collapses—the groove here is unshakeable. Moving on to “Quagmire Manor at Five A.M.”, a lovely, soothing, albeit brief vocal/piano groove lulls you into a false sense of complacency as your moment of zen quickly gives way to a frantic, double time rhythm section workout while Hill’s piano tears it up, leading into a passionate tenor solo that’s teeters on the edge of “out” but never falls off, another massed horn section, brief bass solo, then back to the vocal head. Phew! Fortunately you get a moment to catch your breath and refill the coffee because it’s time to flip the record! Side B opens with “Nakatini Suite”. If you think you’re familiar with it from Lee Morgan’s “Leeway” album, or perhaps from Coltrane’s “The Believer”, take your familiarity, crumple it up and give it to the cat to play with. Tapscott’s Pan African People’s Arkestra take the first few bars to construct it as a demented waltz for people with two left feet, and then take the next nine minutes to explore its melodic potential. Gorgeous. The album closes with “Peyote Song No. III”, a large scale modal exploration a la mid 60s Impulse-era Coltrane. Deep, introspective, searching and beautiful playing abounds. So yeah...I’m completely smitten by this record. Originals from 1978 on Nimbus West are difficult to find but the recent Outernational Sounds reissue is widely available, inexpensive and sounds good. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
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    ^^
    I'm playing it right now and for the 1st time: I really share your enthusiasm Grimjack!!.

    G R E A T !!.
    Thanks for the H.U.!!.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Spanish fan calls police over saxophone band who were just not jazzy enough


    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...ochs-saxophone


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    New Yazz Ahmed album Polyhymnia due out in October.
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    Been digging and enjoying:

    - Mananita Pampera by Hugo Heredia.


    "Uplifting modal jazz from the great Latin fusion album Mananita Pampera - recorded in Germany, released on French label Côte D'Azur (1976). The album features Hugo Heredia (Sax, Flute, Perc), Horace Parlan (piano), Peter Frei (bass), Peter Schmidlin (drums), Ivanir Mandrake Do Nascimento (Perc)."

    More:
    https://hugoheredia.bandcamp.com/album/mananita-pampera

    "If ever a record called be called a lost masterpiece then this record more than deserves that epithet."

    - The Oracle by Angel Bat Dawid.


    "The debut from the Chicago-based composer and clarinetist serves as a vibrant, spiritual, free-jazz document of black life as it stands today." - Pitchfork.

    More:
    https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/the-oracle

    Double LP:
    https://www.strandedrecords.com/coll...-the-oracle-lp

    - Mèdaho by Kaleta & Super Yamba Band.


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    https://kaletaandsuperyambaband.band...m/album/m-daho -- love the cover art.

    "Mèdaho" is the debut album from Brooklyn based afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band. Fronted by Afrobeat and Juju veteran Leon Ligan-Majek a.k.a. Kaleta—a native of Benin Republic—Mèdaho draws on the group’s shared reverence for the raw, psychedelic afro-funk sound that captivated Kaleta as a music loving kid in 1970s Benin."


    Best,
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    three great suggestions, but maybe the ugliest artwork ever for that Heredia album.
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Been digging and enjoying:

    - Mananita Pampera by Hugo Heredia.


    "Uplifting modal jazz from the great Latin fusion album Mananita Pampera - recorded in Germany, released on French label Côte D'Azur (1976). The album features Hugo Heredia (Sax, Flute, Perc), Horace Parlan (piano), Peter Frei (bass), Peter Schmidlin (drums), Ivanir Mandrake Do Nascimento (Perc)."

    More:
    https://hugoheredia.bandcamp.com/album/mananita-pampera

    "If ever a record called be called a lost masterpiece then this record more than deserves that epithet.".
    Great music.Thanks for sharing it.
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    RIP Harold Mabern.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Anthony Jackson is a monster !


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    Picked up this one yesterday. A mono recording with excessive reverb, but I still dig it a lot!
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    I have never understood why this wonderfull album never was released as CD.

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    np:
    The Great Divide by Paul Dunmall Octet


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I have never understood why this wonderful album never was released as CD.
    2xCD set available as a digital download for $14 on Apple iTunes, or $9.03 at Amazon -- burn your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    np:
    The Great Divide by Paul Dunmall Octet


    The Great Divide is also a great brewery from Denver !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    2xCD set available as a digital download for $14 on Apple iTunes, or $9.03 at Amazon -- burn your own.
    Definetely cheaper than buying the LP second hand (€49.00 to €105.00), but I hate Itunes, and Amazon doesn't state the bitrate (or at least I can't find it).

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    Volume 2 of the excellent J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan comp on BBE Records came out earlier this month:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1983

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Volume 2 of the excellent J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan comp on BBE Records came out earlier this month:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1983
    Got this on vinyl from Laser's Edge and listened to it the other night. Really nice stuff, well worth owning if you have any interest in this period of jazz from Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Volume 2 of the excellent J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan comp on BBE Records came out earlier this month:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1983
    Great and tankx for the H.U.!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Great and tankx for the H.U.!!
    Thanks to bandcamp for putting it on their front page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    Thanks to bandcamp for putting it on their front page.
    Oh I see Helicase!.
    Lately, I've been using the phone application: it takes me directly to my collection and/or to the "featured" and "music sources" pages plus not all the time I stop at the main page but thanks anyway!.

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    Al Doum And The Faryds's, Spirit Rejoin--is sort of a prog jazz mixture of styles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    [Et Cetera Live] 2xCD set available as a digital download for $14 on Apple iTunes, or $9.03 at Amazon -- burn your own.
    Thanks for the hint; I'll definitely pick it (if they do not re-issue it in the meantime), but I'd rather fetch it from Presto Jazz where they offer it lossless.

    That makes it the third jazz digital-only (re-)release on my purchase shortlist, following Dave Liebman's Lookout Farm 1974/75 live anthology and Willem Breuker Kollektief's Live in Berlin.

    I am not counting here Bill Frisell's download series and Bobby Previte's live vault, which I also plan to mine, but both have grown substantially so it'll take time to select the tastiest picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Al Doum And The Faryds's, Spirit Rejoin--is sort of a prog jazz mixture of styles.
    Thanks for the H.U.! ... like it!!.
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    I'm enjoying the new Yazz Ahmrd

    https://yazzahmed.bandcamp.com/

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