Thursday, March 6, 2014

THE HUMAN ARTS ENSEMBLE – The Human Arts Ensemble Live Vol. I (LP-1978)




Label: Circle Records – RK 23578/9
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album; Country: Germany - Released: 1978
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at "De Groote Luxe", Tilburg, Holland, May 23, 1978.
Recorded By, Design – Rudolf Kreis
Photography By [Back Cover] – H. L. Lindenmaier
Photography By [Front Cover] – Günter Voss
Producer – Rudolf Kreis
Matrix / Runout (A): F 666 280 A - I
Matrix / Runout (B): F 666 280 B - I

The Human Arts Ensemble – The Human Arts Ensemble Live Vol. I

Tracklist :
A1 - Stick Candy Man ........................................................................... 12:06
        Composed By – L. Thomas, M. Roseman
A2 - Concere Natashiah ......................................................................... 9:06
        Composed By – C. Shaw
B1 - Blue Lou ......................................................................................... 5:34
        Composed By – J. Lindberg, L. Thomas
B2 - Let's Do Six-Eight ......................................................................... 10:26
        Composed By – C. Shaw

Personnel :
CHARLES BOBO SHAW – drums
LUTHER THOMAS – alto saxophone
JOHN LINDBERG – bass


The Human Arts Ensemble was a musical and theatrical cooperative founded in St. Louis, MO, in 1971 by free jazz musicians who had been associated AACM and BAG (Black Artist's Group). Around 1970, public funding began to dry up for arts organizations that were suspected of having ties to radical political groups, and drummer Charles Bobo Shaw had the idea of creating a new artistic co-operative that was open to any person without regard to race. The resulting Human Arts Ensemble was thus able to proceed within a radical political agenda and pursue its unique brand of guerilla theater, yet get the public support it needed to do so.

The Human Arts Ensemble ultimately proved an important training ground for jazz musicians who were interested in free improvisation. Among musicians who spent some time jamming with The Human Arts Ensemble were Luther Thomas, Joseph Bowie, Marty Ehrlich, John Lindberg, and even a young John Zorn, along with more established artists such as Lester Bowie and Oliver Lake. The album Under the Sun, recorded in 1973, appeared on the Arista/Freedom label in 1975 to wide critical acclaim and even some decent sales despite its avant-garde orientation. Part of the appeal of Under the Sun was its blending of funk grooves with free improvisation. The Human Arts Ensemble continued to present elaborate musical pageants in the St. Louis area until 1977. At that time, part of the key membership relocated to New York, with others electing to stay behind in St. Louis. The group existed only briefly in New York, as Joseph Bowie ultimately became more deeply involved in forming his band, Defunkt, and the remaining Human Arts Ensemble members drifted off to other pursuits.


Note:
Tottaly new FLAC link and complete cover.



If you find it, buy this album!

14 comments:

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    1. New link:

      THE HUMAN ARTS ENSEMBLE – The Human Arts Ensemble Live Vol. I (LP-1978)
      Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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      https://1fichier.com/?6qnisyfebg

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    2. Great! Many thanks Vitko for this prompt response to my request!

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  2. i guess this is the only post in this amazing place with no thanks in it by now)
    Vitko, i must say that i'm really shocked seeing what's going on here, in a very first moment when i started to check your posts i felt like i'm paralized and i just couldn't believe my eyes, what a huge collection of rare LP's, damn that is sooo gooood! i'll spend many and many days listening to all that stuff i found here! by the way that's really great that you started to provide flac rips too, but i'll of course will listen to your mp3's like this one and Bobo Shaw's as well...and many many others too! wow, i have to collect my thoughts, cause now i feel like i'm drunk or something, cause this is really high, man! thank you so so much!

    with all my respect,
    Igor

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    1. Hi Igor and welcome. Just easy, the summer is in front of you. Of course thanks for your beautiful words, and I promise for a few days album The Human Arts Ensemble Live, Vol. II.
      Regards.

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  3. wow, that would be just great, Vitko! i'll be around henceforth ; )
    best wishes!

    Igor

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  4. Thanks, Vitko, for vol. 1 + 2!

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  5. can you re post this album please....do not know why but i just can't open the link
    THX !......

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    1. The new link is up at the beginning of comments.
      Regards.

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  6. That's my photo of Charles Bobo Shaw at Studio Rivbea on the 4th of July, 1976. Glad you could use it! Tom Marcello

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    1. Thank you, Tom Marcello. I am very glad for your comment. Surely you know how hard it is to find good photos of that period.
      Cheers.

      PS: Through this blog, I met some good and nice people :)
      Vitko

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  7. Thanks for both Human Arts Ensemble albums. What a group!

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