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Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Sardegna 1974

Posted in Art Ensemble Of Chicago, clips, Free Jazz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by crownpropeller

Listening to a lot Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylot at home, I usually do not agree with people who say that Free Jazz is something only to be enjoyed at concerts because seeing the musicians helps you to understand what they are up to.  It was always different for me with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. Although I have a few records by the AEOC, they never touched me in a way nearly every Sun Ra album does. This is a band where in my regard the visual element is missing when you hear a recording.

It is hard too find much pre-1980 footage of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago. So I am very lucky to have found over 46 minutes of Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors and Don Moye at a Jazz Festival in Sardegna in 1974 on one of Otto Flückiger’s old VHS-cassettes. which I am presenting you here.

Enjoy!

Andrew Hill on Ping 1003: “After Dark”

Posted in 45 rpm, Andrew Hiill, jazz with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2011 by crownpropeller

In this entry that I posted about a year ago from I offered you the Andrew Hill Combo with Von Freeman and Pat Patrick playing “Down Pat”. Since it turned out that a lot of people seem to be interested in Andrew Hill’s early work, I decided to put up a clip of the flipside as well.

Here you get the Andrew Hill Combo playing “After Dark” for Ping Records in October 1956. The musicians are: Von Freeman: ts, Pat Patrick: bars, Andrew Hill: org, Malachi Favors: b, Wilbur Campbell: dr.

Unfortunately not much can be heard of Hill’s organ work here as he is way behind in the mix. But do not be too much disappointed, a great early Von Freeman solo will make up for this. Enjoy!

For more Information about Ping (and this record) go to: http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ping.html

Andrew Hill on Ping 1003: “Down Pat”

Posted in 45 rpm, Andrew Hiill, clips with tags , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by crownpropeller

I made myself a christmas present. So here, straight from my mailbox here’s the Andrew Hill Combo playing “Down Pat” for Ping Records in October 1956. The musicians are: Von Freeman: ts Pat Patrick: bars Andrew Hill: p Malachi Favors: b Wilbur Campbell: dr. Enjoy!

Too see and hear the flipside, go here.

For more Information about Ping (and this record) go to: http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/ping.html