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Sun Ra in Stuttgart 1990

Posted in clips, Sun Ra with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by crownpropeller

When the view outside your window looks something like this:

… which it does right now, did this afternoon, you are in desperate need of the  sun – and quick! And here you are! To warm your frozen soul here is Sun Ra and his Omniverse Ultra 21st Century playing at the Theaterhaus-Jazztage in Stuttgart, Germany, in April 1990. This again comes from an old VHS cassette in Otto Flückiger’s collection, kindly digitized by Benne Vischer.

The Arkestra on this occasion is supposed to consist of Ra himself, Ahmed Abdullah, Michael Ray and Jothan Callins on trumpet, Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Knoël Scott and James Jacson on reeds and percussion, John Ore on bass, Buster Smith and Samarai Celestial on drums, Elson Nascimento on surdo and percussion and singer June Tyson.  Despite the grainy quality: Enjoy!

McCoy Tyner / Pharoah Sanders Lugano 1985

Posted in clips, Pharoah Sanders with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by crownpropeller

O.K. I admit that my clip of Pharaoh Sanders singing was not that great. So for the disappointed Sanders fans here is something you might really like: Pharaoh Sanders guesting with the McCoy Tyner Trio at the Estival Jazz in Lugano on July 3 1985. Besides Pharaoh and McCoy you get to see and hear Avery Sharpe on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. But beware: At the beginning the sound is not too good – it gets better soon though.

Enjoy!

Ornette Coleman Prime Time Lugano 1991

Posted in clips, jazz, Ornette Coleman with tags , , , , on March 11, 2012 by crownpropeller

Yes, I know, the Free Funk Universe that Ornette Coleman has created with his Prime Time Band is not to everybody’s taste. I myself like almost everything Ornette ever did, so it’s a pity I did not get to see him play during the last twenty years or so, since he never made it to a town close to me.

But happily today I found a TV broadcast of the Prime Time Band’s appearance at the Estival Jazz in Lugano on  July 4, 1991 on one of Otto’s VHS cassettes. So right away I am presenting you the track Spelling The Alphabet, which was the last tune of Ornette’s set on this evening.

The personnel: Ornette Coleman: alto; Dave Bryant: keyb, p; Ken Wessel: eg; Chris Rosenberg: eg; Al MacDowell: eb; Badal Roy: tabla, perc; Denardo Coleman: dr.

Enjoy!

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