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  • The Following Mountain The Following Mountain Quick View

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    The Following Mountain

    The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, will be released on Nonesuch Records.


    Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.


    The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.


    The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination, Amidon said, a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London.


    The Following Mountain is Amidon's sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

    1. Fortune
    2. Ghosts
    3. Juma Mountain
    4. Another Story Told
    5. Gendel in 5
    6. Blackbird
    7. Trouble in Mind
    8. Warren
    9. April
    Sam Amidon
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    Human Music

    Side One


    1. BOA
    2. OBA


    Side Two


    1. ABO
    2. BAO

    Jon Appleton & Don Cherry
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    Tibet

    Gamla Stan - The Old Town By Night
    Love Train
    Bass Figure for Ballatune
    Moving Pictures For the Ear
    Tibet
    Don Cherry
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    Actions

    1. Humus - The Life Exploring Force




    1. Sita Rama Encores

    2. Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra

    Don Cherry
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  • The Avant-Garde (Mono Remaster) The Avant-Garde (Mono Remaster) Quick View

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    The Avant-Garde (Mono Remaster)

    Mono Remaster


    This album is rightfully co-credited to Don Cherry (trumpet), who ably trades blows with John Coltrane (tenor/soprano sax) throughout. The Avant-Garde also boasts the debut studio recording of Coltrane playing soprano sax -- on The Blessing -- in addition to his continuing advancements on tenor.


    Although these tracks were recorded during the summer of 1960, they remained shelved for nearly six years.


    Joining Coltrane and Cherry are essentially the rest of the members of the Ornette Coleman Quartet, Ed Blackwell (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass) on Cherryco and The Blessing, as well as Percy Heath (bass) on the remaining three selections. This is fitting, as over half of the album consists of early Coleman compositions. Coltrane's integration into this band works with some extraordinarily fresh results. Neither Cherry nor Coltrane makes any radical departures on this album; however, it's the ability of each to complement the other both in terms of modal style and -- perhaps more importantly -- texture that lends heavily to the success of these sides. Cherry's brisk and somewhat nasal intonations on The Blessing mimic those of Miles Davis, albeit with shorter flourishes and heavily improvised lines. When combined with Coltrane's well-placed -- if not somewhat reserved -- solos, the mutual value of both is dramatically increased. Blackwell -- the only other musician besides Cherry and Coltrane to be featured on every track -- provides some non-conventional percussive accompaniment. His contributions to The Blessing and workout on the aptly titled Focus on Sanity are primal.


    - Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)

    1. Cherryco (Mono Version)
    2. Focus On Sanity (Mono Version)
    3. The Blessing (Mono Version)
    4. The Invisible (Mono Version)
    5. Bemsha Swing (Mono Version)
    John Coltrane & Don Cherry
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  • Black Fire! New Spirit! Black Fire! New Spirit! Quick View

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    Black Fire! New Spirit!

    Soul Jazz Records' new release Black Fire! New Spirits! Explores deep, radical and spiritual jazz in the USA in the period between 1957-75. In the 1960s and into the 1970s, jazz music in the USA was in an almost constant state of revolution, with the music and lives of African-American artists radicalised by the advent of the civil rights movement, Black Power, and a new spiritual awakening. For over 20 years now Soul Jazz Records have been exploring this rich area of deep and spiritual jazz music with an array of albums such as Freedom, Rhythm and Sound, Universal Sounds of America, New Thing, Soul Jazz Love Strata East and more. Soul Jazz Records have also released a steady stream of reissues of lost and classic deep jazz releases over the years from artists such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Reid, Pharaoh Sanders and others. This new album features groundbreaking and revolutionary artists such as Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, The Last Poets and Yusef Lateef as well as many rare and deep lost tracks from lesser known artists such as Creative Artists Ensemble, Granchan Moncur, Lloyd McNeill, Tyrone Washington and others.
    1. Yusef Lateef - Chang, Chang, Chang
    2. The Last Poets - It's A Trip
    3. Don Cherry - Utopia And Visions
    4. Richard Davis - Dealin'
    5. Archie Shepp And Jeanne Lee - Blase
    6. Harold McKinney And The Creative Profile - In The Moog
    7. Grachan Moncur III And The Jazz Composers Orchestra - Angela's Angel
    8. Creative Arts Ensemble - Flashback Of Time
    9. David Lee Jr - Second Line March
    10. Lloyd McNeill And Marshall Hawkins - The Banjo Lesson
    11. Tyrone Washington - Universal Spiritual Revolt
    12. Pheeroan Ak Laff - Tzaddi Vau (Part 1)
    13. Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
    14. Doug Hammond - Spaces And Things
    Various Artists
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  • This Is Our Music This Is Our Music Quick View

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    This Is Our Music


    Pressed On Two 180gram Audiophile-Grade Lps At Pallas Group In Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes At 45rpm By Bernie Grundman


    Housed In A Stoughton Case-Wrapped Gatefold Jacket


    Ornette Coleman Quartet Features Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, & Ed Blackwell


    With two landmark albums already under its belt, the
    Ornette Coleman Quartet spent nearly a year out of
    the studio before reconvening for This Is Our Music.
    The album features Coleman on alto, Don Cherry on
    trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on
    drums. "All in all, This Is Our Music keeps one of the
    hottest creative streaks in jazz history going strong"
    (AllMusic). This essential edition of Coleman's fifth
    album was mastered from original analog tapes at
    45RPM by Bernie Grundman, pressed on two 180gram
    LPs, and is housed in an old school style Stoughton
    case-wrapped gatefold jacket.

    1. Blues Connotation
    2. Beauty Is A Rare Thing
    3. Kaleidoscope
    4. Embraceable You
    5. Poise
    6. Humpty Dumpty
    7. Folk Tale
    Ornette Coleman
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  • Mu Second Part Mu Second Part Quick View

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    Mu Second Part

    1. The Mysticism Of My Sound

    2. Medley: a) Dollar Brand, b) Spontaneous Composing, c) Exert, Man On The Moon

    3. Bamboo Night

    4. Teo-Teo Can

    5. Smiling Faces, Going Places

    6. Psycho Drama

    7. Medley: a) Theme: Albert Heath, b) Theme: Dollar Brand, c) Babyrest
    Don Cherry
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    Complete Communion

    Not counting a couple of sessions he co-led with John Coltrane and Albert Ayler, Complete Communion was the first album Don Cherry recorded as a leader following his departure from the Ornette Coleman Quartet. It was also one of the earliest showcases for the Argentinian tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri, who Cherry discovered during a stay in Rome. While the music on Complete Communion was still indebted to Coleman's concepts, Cherry injected enough of his own personality to begin differentiating himself as a leader. He arranged the original LP as two continuous side-long suites, each of which incorporated four different compositions and was recorded in a single take. In practice, this meant that several melodic themes popped up over the course of each side; all the musicians free-associated off of each theme, engaging in intense, abstract dialogues before moving on to the next. As the album's title suggests, every member of the group not only solos, but shares the total space selflessly. Bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Ed Blackwell both play extremely active roles, especially Grimes, who solos powerfully and sometimes carries the main riffs. Often the music sounds more like a conversation, as opposed to a solo with support, because the musicians make such intelligent use of space and dynamics, and wind up with a great deal of crackling, volatile interplay as a result. The leader remains recognizably himself, and his burnished tone is a nice contrast with Barbieri's fiery approach; for his part, Barbieri's playing has a lot of speechlike inflections, and he spends a lot of time in the upper register of his horn, which makes him sound quite similar to Ornette at times. As a whole, the project comes off remarkably well, establishing Cherry as an avant-garde force to be reckoned with in his own right.

    - Steve Huey (All Music)
    1. Complete Communion

    2. And Now
    3. Golden Heart
    4. Remebrance
    5. Elephantasy
    6. Our Feelings
    7. Bishmallah
    8. Wind, Sand, and Stars
    Don Cherry
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    Blank Project

    Following last month's announcement that Neneh Cherry will release her first solo album in 16 years - a collaboration with RocketNumberNine, produced by Four Tet, and featuring a guest appearance by Robyn - Neneh is now ready to share further details of this forthcoming record with the world. The 10-track album, recorded and mixed over a 5-day period, will be titled Blank Project, and it will be out February 25th, 2014 on Smalltown Supersound. It follows 2012's The Cherry Thing, a collaborative record with free jazz, noise collective The Thing, which featured new versions of songs by The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, amongst others.


    While her energy and demeanor may not have changed since the days of Rip Rig + Panic, musically, Blank Project is a departure from anything Neneh has previously done, initially written as a means of working through personal tragedy. What stands out upon first listen is the album's sparseness: loose drums and a few synthesizers are the only accompaniment to Neneh's wildly poetic, sometimes-spoken, sometimes-screeching, soul-flooded and raw vocals. The space created by this minimal aesthetic leaves room for occasional pistes and flurries of rapid, yet throbbing and thunderous instrumentation. Featuring combined elements of beat poetry, avant-electronica and beautiful vocal melodies, it's a record that uses simple ideas to create something entirely original. And despite the personal struggles, Neneh was working through in writing this new material, the songs are far from introverted.


    As many are aware, the stories from Neneh's early years are astonishing. She spent her childhood living 50/50 between a loft in New York and in the South of Sweden with her mother and stepfather, the legendary jazz musician Don Cherry. She's been lifted onto Miles Davis' lap, Allen Ginsberg regularly passed through their home in an evening and as she got older, she could pop in on Arthur Russell, Talking Heads and The Modern Lovers who all lived in the same loft complex in Long Island City New York. At 14, she started taking trips to Harlem with Ari Up of the Slits at a time when few would venture so far uptown. Soon after, she left home and moved to London, and spent the next 20 years inside the crucial developments in British subculture. As post-punk became the site of 80s Britain's artistic and political resistance, she helped form the anarchic multi-ethnic, multi-genre Rip, Rig + Panic, and she was one of the first to bring hip-hop culture to a British audience with "Buffalo Stance" and Raw Like Sushi. Although at points her career had brushes with the mainstream, Neneh remained staunchly counter-culture.


    Through post-punk's adherence to mixed-race line-ups and anti-government stance, to UK rap's refusal of the conventions of pop, trip-hop's connection with the politicized elements of rave culture and, through 1996's Man, where Neneh introduced elements of Senegalese language to mainstream audiences for the first time via the mammoth "7 Seconds" single featuring Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, and now, with Blank Project, Neneh continues to arrive at moments in musical history when there is an opportunity to subvert ideas of popular culture. She is subverting once again, only this time, although this record is musically bold, Neneh sees the stasis she's challenging isn't musical or societal, but her own.

    1. Across The Water
    2. Blank Project
    3. Naked
    4. Spit Three Times
    5. Weightless
    6. Cynical
    7. 422
    8. Out Of The Black (featuring Robyn)
    9. Dossier
    10. Everything
    Neneh Cherry
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  • The Atlantic Years In Mono (Box Set) The Atlantic Years In Mono (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Atlantic Years In Mono (Box Set)


    Fully Remastered In Glorious Mono


    Packaged In An Elegant Cloth-Bound Box


    12" X 12", 32-Page, Perfect-Bound Booklet


    While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary 'sheets of sound' technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums this giant of music recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 really represent the heart of his legacy.


    John Coltrane's life will be the subject of a new documentary (tentative title: Chasin' Trane), out later this year, and now, for the first time since their original release, this box set gathers his mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults.


    Features:


    • Packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box.
    • Fully remastered in glorious mono.
    • Original studio albums in glossy tip-on LP sleeves, replicating the original artwork and labels. Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays The Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry.
    • One LP of outtakes and a replica of the original 'My Favorite Things Part I & II' 7" single, a hit for John Coltrane in 1961.
    • A 12" x 12", 32-page, perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes.
    • Liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.

    LP 1: GIANT STEPS
    1. Giant Steps
    2. Cousin Mary
    3. Countdown
    4. Spiral
    5. Syeeda's Song Flute
    6. Naima
    7. Mr P.C.


    LP 2: BAGS & TRANE (with Milt Jackson)
    1. Bags & Trane
    2. Three Little Words
    3. The Night We Called It A Day
    4. Be-Bop
    5. The Late Late Blues


    LP 3: OLE COLTRANE
    1. OlÉ
    2. Dahomey Dance
    3. Aisha


    LP 4: COLTRANE PLAYS THE BLUES
    1. Blues To Elvin
    2. Blues To Bechet
    3. Blues To You
    4. Mr. Day
    5. Mr. Syms
    6. Mr. Knight


    LP 5: THE AVANT-GARDE (with Don Cherry)
    1. Cherryco
    2. Focus On Sanity
    3. The Blessing
    4. The Invisible
    5. Bemsha Swing


    LP 6: THE COLTRANE LEGACY
    1. 26-2
    2. Original Untitled Ballad
    3. Untitled Ballad
    4. Centerpiece
    5. Stairway To The Stars
    6. Blues Legacy


    7 Single: MY FAVORITE THINGS
    1. My Favorite Things Part I
    2. My Favorite Things Part II

    John Coltrane
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    New Soil

    New Soil wasn't the first session Jackie McLean recorded for Blue Note, but it was the first one released, and as the title suggests, the first glimpses of McLean's desire to push beyond the limits of bop are already apparent. They're subtle, of course, and nowhere near as pronounced, as they would be in just a few years' time, but as with the 1959 material later issued on Jackie's Bag hints of Ornette Coleman's stream-of-consciousness melodic freedom are beginning to find their way into McLean's improvisations. His playing is just a touch more angular than the ear expects, especially given the very bluesy nature of pieces like McLean's 11-minute vamp, Hip Strut, and pianist Walter Davis Jr.'s infectious boogie-woogie Greasy. Coleman's influence is most apparent on McLean's Minor Apprehension, where the freewheeling, Coleman-esque main theme is paralleled by trumpeter Donald Byrd in a definite nod to Don Cherry.


    Jackie McLean, alto sax
    Donald Byrd, trumpet
    Paul Chambers, bass
    Walter Davis Jr., piano
    Pete LaRoca, drums

    1. Hip Strut
    2. Minor Apprehension
    3. Greasy
    4. Sweet Cakes
    5. Davis Cup
    Jackie McLean
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  • Free Jazz Free Jazz Quick View

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    Free Jazz

    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    Features a Double Quartet: One Band in Each Stereo Channel with Two Simultaneously Playing Rhythm Sections


    Features Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Freddie Hubbard Among Other Musicians


    Modern improvisational jazz starts here. With one quartet placed in the left stereo channel and another situated in the right, Free Jazz unloads with two simultaneously playing rhythm sections and a 37-minute-plus title cut devised entirely on the spot.


    Distinctive from the copycat attempts that followed, this 1960 magnum opus claims melody and harmony, solidifying Ornette Coleman's reputation as a compositional genius. Of course, the presence of Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Billy Higgins in the left channel and Coleman, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell in the right doesn't hurt.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's analog edition has turned this classic into an audiophile spectacular. Due to the presentation of the recording in two distinct stereo channels, this album supremely benefits from the label's mastering efforts and decision to expand the music into wider grooves. Prepare for a mind-blowing experience.

    1. Free Jazz- Part 1

    Ornette Coleman


    2. Free Jazz - Part 2

    Ornette Coleman

    Ornette Coleman
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  • The Shape Of Jazz To Come The Shape Of Jazz To Come Quick View

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    The Shape Of Jazz To Come

    Ranked #246 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Quartet Includes Don Cherry and Charlie Haden


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes on 180 Gram Vinyl


    1959's landscape-shifting The Shape of Jazz to Come is true to its title. Switching from tenor to alto sax, Ornette Coleman creates free jazz, a language where chords structures are absent and harmony gives way to improvisational whims. The Atlantic set finds Coleman collaborating with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins in making a masterful work free of any identifiable chord structures. Nonetheless, melodies remain, as do engrossing repetitions of main themes.


    ORG Music brings the breakthrough arrangements and magnificent colors to life in a way no one's experienced since the LP was recorded. Mastered from the original master tapes, this life-changing music has never sounded so alive and dynamic. This is a must.

    1. Lonely Woman
    2. Eventually
    3. Peace
    4. Focus on Sanity
    5. Congeniality
    6. Chronology
    Ornette Coleman
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  • Tomorrow Is The Question! Tomorrow Is The Question! Quick View

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    Tomorrow Is The Question!

    The springboard in Ornette Coleman's pursuit of freedom of expression as a soloist, Tomorrow Is The Question! is notable for its lack of piano, which the
    saxophone maverick chose to strike from the record in favor of a quartet composed of drummer Shelly Manne, trumpeter Don Cherry, and alternatingly
    Percy Heath and Red Mitchell on bass. Coleman's belief was that removing piano and thus layers of harmonic structure, would allow the soloists to truly
    roam freely around the tune, pioneering new dimensions in sonic interplay. As a result, Tomorrow Is the Question! was a very literal title; where would
    Coleman's iconoclastic vision take him next? The free-jazz pioneer was just getting started, and what a dazzling start it is! This essential document of
    American Jazz History is now available on vinyl.
    1. Tomorrow Is The Question!
    2. Tears Inside
    3. Mind And Time
    4. Compassion
    5. Giggin'
    6. Rejoicing
    7. Lorraine
    8. Turnaround
    9. Endless
    Ornette Coleman
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  • Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. 2 Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard Vol. 2


    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Named Jazz Album of the Year by readers of Downbeat Magazine, this double album features tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano during two appearances at the Village Vanguard recorded ten months apart. Other than the leader, the pair of quartets are completely different and they bring out two sides of Lovano. The earlier session features the leader in a stimulating piano-less quartet, matching wits and creativity with flÜgelhornist Tom Harrell. While the music is closer to Ornette Coleman than to Gerry Mulligan (to name two famous pianoless groups), Harrell's tone more closely resembles Chuck Mangione than Don Cherry although fortunately he is much more inventive. The four Lovano originals are adventurous and all of the musicians sound as if they are stretching themselves. The second disc showcases Lovano in a more conventional quartet. The repertoire (just one original this time) covers John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and Gordon Jenkins and finds the tenorman displaying his roots in Sonny Rollins. The rhythm section on the later date (pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Lewis Nash) is excellent at accompanying (rather than challenging) Lovano. In both cases, Joe Lovano is heard in prime form, making this an easily recommended two-fer.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    1. Lonnie's Lament
    2. Reflections
    3. Little Willie Leaps
    4. This Is All I Ask
    5. 26-2
    6. Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
    7. Sounds Of Joy
    Joe Lovano
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    Mu First Part

    1. Brilliant Action

    2. Amejelo

    3. Total Vibration

    4. Sun Of The East

    5. Terrestrial Beings
    Don Cherry
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  • Something Else!!!! The Music Of Ornette Coleman Something Else!!!! The Music Of Ornette Coleman Quick View

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    Something Else!!!! The Music Of Ornette Coleman

    This 1958 debut recording by the Ornette Coleman Quintet, which featured Coleman on his trademark white plastic alto, Don Cherry on trumpet, Billy Higgins on drums, Walter Norris on piano, and Don Payne on bass, shook up the jazz world -- particularly those musicians and critics who had entered the hard bop era with such verve and were busy using the blues as a way of creating vast solo spaces inside tight and short melody lines. Something Else!!!! is anathema to that entire idea, and must have sounded like it came from outer space at the time. First, Coleman's interest was in pitch, not being in tune. His use of pitch could take him all over -- and outside of -- a composition, as it does on Invisible, which begins in D flat. The intervals are standard, but the melodic component of the tune -- despite its hard bop tempo -- is, for the most part, free. But what is most compelling is evident in abundance here and on the next two tunes, The Blessing and Jayne: a revitalization of the blues as it expressed itself in jazz. Coleman refurbished the blues framework, threaded it through his jazz without getting rid of its folk-like, simplistic milieu. In other words, the groove Coleman was getting here was a people's groove that only confounded intellectuals at the time. Coleman restored blues to their classic beginnings in African music and unhooked their harmonies. Whether the key was D flat, A, G, whatever, Coleman revisited the 17- and 25-bar blues. There are normal signatures, however, such as Chippie in F and in eight-bar form, and The Disguise is in D, but in a strange 13-bar form where the first and the last change places, altering the talking-like voice inherent in the melodic line. But the most important thing about Something Else! was that, in its angular, almost totally oppositional way, it swung and still does; like a finger-poppin' daddy on a Saturday night, this record swings from the rafters of the human heart with the most unusually gifted, emotional, and lyrical line since Bill Evans first hit the scene. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi
    1. Invisible
    2. The Blessing
    3. Jayne
    4. Chippie
    5. The Disguise
    6. Angel Voice
    7. Alpha
    8. When Will the Blues Leave?
    9. The Sphinx
    Ornette Coleman
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    Long May You Sing

    Direct Metal Master Cut Vinyl


    Paul O'Brien is a songwriter with deep roots and broad horizons. An English-born child of Irish immigrants, he cut his teeth on Irish music. A natural story teller, Paul O'Brien has developed an eclectic folk style that is broadly appealing and not easily categorized.


    A working class poet from British Columbia with a knack for straightforward language held aloft by a sweet gift of melody ... - Boulevard Magazine


    The second studio album from Stockfisch records is an album of Canadian classics plus a brand new song written by Paul. On this album Paul O'Brien is joined (among others) by master Canadian guitar player and composer Don Ross. On the album there are songs written by Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Leonard Cohen to name but a few.


    There's something which connects all the songs on this album: all are by Canadian composers. This is much more than a mere collection of hits - thanks to the poetic, strong and never sentimental interpretations of Paul O'Brien.


    Canada is often not taken so seriously - particularly in Europe it is often regarded as a mere extension of the USA, a secret 51st federal state, at the most a paradise for sled dogs and canoe enthusiasts. Paul O'Brien breaks with these clichÉs on his album Long May You Sing and opens up a whole new perspective. He openly admits to have felt like a child in a sweet shop, picking out these songs by the great Canadian composers.


    Paul O'Brien about this recording: This collection of songs is the audio equivalent of the "big kid in the candy store". To be able to choose my favourite songs written by Canadian writers was one of the most enjoyable experiences I as a singer could have. On the other hand however, it was the most frustrating because there were so many songs I could have, and perhaps should have chosen. I have a feeling this will be but Volume 1 of a long labour of love.


    All of these songs have in some way touched me more than the fact they are amazing pieces of art. It was not simply cherry picking (although when I look now at the track list it looks just like cherry picking). I have taken a few artistic liberties with these tunes, and I truly hope I do not offend anyone, but it seemed to me that I had to try at least to add a little of me to the performances.


    Paul O'Brien was brought up in England, received an Irish-Catholic education and formed his own musical identity in pubs and at festivals, with the inevitable mixture of positive & strengthening, but also negative and sobering experiences. In 2004, enough was enough - he shut his guitar away in its case and moved with his family to Canada, settling high up in the North-West - a barren landscape, the beauty of which he often documents with photos on Facebook (including pics of the beloved family Labrador Dooley).


    Even at the risk of sounding sentimental: this country and this landscape changed him - changed the musician within - in a very positive and creative sense. He took the banished guitar out of its case and the music flowed. This artistic output reached new heights on his album for Stockfisch Records Walk Back Home. The more recent album, Long May You Sing, could even top that - it is a hymn to his new way of life.


    All songs are by Canadian writers - from Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot and Paul O'Brien right up to Neil Young, whose long Long May You Run inspired the title of the album. The original impulse for this project is not a secret. The idea came while thinking about doing something for Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday. As a tribute Paul decided to record a version of Big Yellow Taxi.


    A big part in this production was played by Canadian master-guitarist and composer Don Ross, who also contributed two solo instrumental pieces. One particular piece just had to be on the album, for all those who wish to celebrate Canada's independent musical integrity: Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. All these songs move Paul emotionally - in his own words more than just in their function as fantastic works of art. This project is for him a mixture of thankfulness, fascination and positive energy from the heart of a very special country. the album has the greatness, the potential and the chance as volume one of a long labour of love' to go to the top of Paul's personal hit-parade.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Long May You Run
    2. Silvia's River
    3. Jasper
    4. Cold Missouri Waters
    5. Hallelujah
    6. Big Yellow Taxi
    7. If You Could Read My Mind
    8. I Will Remember You
    9. Pacing The cage/Creation Dream
    10. Northwest Passage
    11. Sonny's Dream
    Paul O'Brien
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Eternal Rhythm (Out Of Stock)

    Eternal Rhythm is Don Cherry's masterwork and one of the single finest recordings from the jazz avant-garde of the 1960s. It is required listening.

    - Brian Olewnick (All Music)
    1. Eternal Rhythm Part I
    a. Baby's Breath
    b. Sonny Sharock
    c. Turkish Prayer
    d. Crystal Clear
    e. Endless Beginnings
    f. Baby's Breath
    2. Eternal Rhythm Part II
    a. Autumn Melody
    b. Lanoo
    c. Crystal Clear
    d. Screaming J
    e. Always Beginnings
    Don Cherry
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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