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Jazz Loft Sessions
     

Jazz Loft Sessions

 
Sam Rivers' New York City loft was the scene for a series of experimental jam sessions recorded over the space of seven evenings for this fascinating compilation. With a host of players taking part, including Hamiet Bluiett, Olu Dara, Byard Lancaster,

Overview

Sam Rivers' New York City loft was the scene for a series of experimental jam sessions recorded over the space of seven evenings for this fascinating compilation. With a host of players taking part, including Hamiet Bluiett, Olu Dara, Byard Lancaster, Dave Burrell, Fred Hopkins, Randy Weston, Ken McIntyre and Anthony Braxton, to name only a few, these improvisations blend avant-garde with many different styles, some more successful than others at holding a listener's attention. Among the most successful tracks are "Tranquil Beauty," a curious blend of New Orleans jazz with free jazz, along with Weston's dramatic "Portrait of Frank Edward Weston." The one obvious disappointment is David Murray's "Shout Song" a squealing miniature that serves as proof why writer Stanley Crouch called himself a failed avant-garde jazz drummer. While not every track will appeal to everyone who purchases this CD, there is enough valuable music within it to make it a worthwhile investment.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2000
Label:
Knitting Factory
UPC:
0035828300322
catalogNumber:
3003

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Altschul   Drums
Hamiet Bluiett   Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Anthony Braxton   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dave Burrell   Piano
Julius Hemphill   Alto Saxophone
Michael Gregory Jackson   Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Oliver Lake   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Byard Lancaster   Tenor Saxophone
George Lewis   Trombone
Ken McIntyre   Flute
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre   Track Performer
Sunny Murray   Drums
Randy Weston   Piano
Khan Jamal   Vibes
Stafford James   Bass
Charles Bobo Shaw   Drums
Abdul Wadud   Cello
Kalaparusha Difda   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Hopkins   Bass
Olu Dara   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
David Murray   Tenor Saxophone
Alex Blake   Bass
Butch Campbell   Guitar
Stanley Crouch   Drums
Richard Harper   Piano
Famoudou Don Moye   Percussion,Drums
Bern Nix   Guitar
Billy Patterson   Guitar
Jumma Santos   Drums
Andy Vega   Percussion,Conga
Azzedin Weston   Conga
Harold White   Drums
George Wilson   Percussion
Chris White   Bass,Electric Bass
Phillip Wilson   Percussion,Drums
Andrei Strobert   Percussion

Technical Credits

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre   Composer
Khan Jamal   Vibe Master
Harold Arlen   Composer
David Murray   Composer
Michael Dorf   Executive Producer
Alan Douglas   Producer
Ron Saint Germain   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Jesse Henderson   Producer
George Klabin   Producer
Gil Markle   Producer
Tom Roberts   Producer
Edgard Moscatelli   Reissue Design,Reissue Layout
Jim Eigo   Reissue Producer
Ross Firestone   Liner Notes
Maurice McIntyre   Composer

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