Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CECIL McBEE – Alternate Spaces (LP-1979)



Label: India Navigation – IN 1043
Format: Vinyl, LP; Country: US- Released: 1979
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Modal
India Navigation Studio Recording, 1978
All Compositions By – Cecil McBee
Cover Photo By – Lucia McBee
Produced by India Navigation Company 1979

A1 - Alternate Space . . . 9:05
A2 - Consequence . . . 8:15
B1 - Come Sunrise . . . 6:43
B2 - Sorta, Kinda Blue . . . 6:35
B3 - Expression . . . 7:13

CECIL McBEE – Bass
CHICO FREEMAN – Tenor & Soprano Saxes, Flute  
JOE GARDNER – Trumpet
DON PULLEN – Piano
ALLEN NELSON – Drums
FAMOUDOU DON MOYE – Percussion

Bassist Cecil McBee and Chico Freeman (who triples on tenor, soprano and flute) teamed up many times during the late 1970s and '80s. Their collaborations found them playing music that was a spiritual extension on hard bop, adventurous while moving forward. On this LP, they perform five of McBee's originals in a sextet that also includes trumpeter Joe Gardner, the percussive pianist Don Pullen (a major asset to the date), drummer Allen Nelson and percussionist Don Moye. The often melodic but unpredictable music definitely holds one's interest.
_ By SCOTT YANOW



If you find it, buy this album!

7 comments:

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    1. Hi,
      Is there any possibility of getting a re-up on this? I love McBee's playing. Thanks for all your great work.

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    2. CECIL McBEE - Alternate Spaces (LP-1979)
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      http://www10.zippyshare.com/v/7755226/file.html

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  2. THANKS for such a beautiful album! I love Chico and Pullen, and here
    they are into the bargain, w the great McBee. Cheers from Spain.

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  3. Finally! I had the album, but it got played and played, and eventually it got sad. :-) Thank you so much!

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  4. Another one I hadn't noticed earlier. Thank you, Vitko!

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