Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CECIL McBEE SEXTET – Music From The Source (LP-1978)



Label: Enja Records – enja 3019
Format: Vinyl, LP; Country: Germany - Released: 1978
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Recorded "live" at Sweet Basils, N.Y.C. Date: August 2, 1977.
E. Producer: Horst Weber
Producer: Cecil McBee
Engineer : Bob Cummins
Mastering: David Baker
Cover Design: Weber/Winckelmann
Cover Photo: Gerd Chesi

A - Agnez (with respect to Roy Haynes) (Cecil McBee) . . . 19:14
B1 - God Spirit (Cecil McBee) . . . 8:15
B2 - First Song in the Day (Hal Galper) . . . 17:20

CECIL McBEE – Bass
CHICO FREEMAN – Flute, Tenor Sax
JOE GARDNER – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
DENNIS MOORMAN – Piano
STEVE McCALL – Drums
DON MOYE – Percussion



Other than a 1974 set for Strata-East, this post-bop effort was bassist Cecil McBee's earliest recording as a leader. With Chico Freeman (heard on tenor and flute) as the most impressive soloist, McBee performs two originals and a piece by Hal Galper in a sextet that also includes trumpeter Joe Gardner, pianist Dennis Moorman, drummer Steve McCall and Don Moye on conga. The music is spiritual in nature, sometimes quite modal and in the adventurous genre of John Coltrane without being derivative. A fine live set, one of two recorded within a two-day period at New York's Sweet Basil.
_ By SCOTT YANOW



If you find it, buy this album!

10 comments:

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    1. Vitko, is it possible to upload this album in flac somewhere else? Thanks, Vuk

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    2. New link:

      CECIL McBEE SEXTET - Music From The Source (LP-1978)
      FLAC+Cover

      https://1fichier.com/?3xy4k1p2om

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  2. Thanks Vitko for this good music !
    Any chance to hear the other LP "Compassion", recorded within a two-day period at New York's Sweet Basil ?

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    1. Yes, soon, I'm looking for a better copy, mine is a little damaged.

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  3. Cecil McBee Sextet - Compassion (1979)

    http://www73.zippyshare.com/v/84594878/file.html

    info: http://www.discogs.com/Cecil-McBee-Sextet-With-Chico-Freeman-Compassion/release/1257432

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    1. Thank aclev, very nice of you to help.

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    2. Thanks a lot Aclev.

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  4. Totally overlooked this post until now. Thank you, Vitko!

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