Label: Gramavision – GR-8201
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1982
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz
Recorded and mixed at Vanguard Studios, New York April 1982.
Artwork [Front Cover] – William Pajaud
Design – Neal Pozner
Engineer – John Kilgore
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Photography By – Deborah Feingold
Producer – Jonathan F. P. Rose
A1 - Juneteenth (Newton) . . . 5:09
A2 - Still Waters (Davis) . . . 18:12
B1 - After You Said Yes (Newton) . . . 9:47
B2 - Tawaafa (Wadud) . . . 9:15
Anthony Davis – piano
James Newton – fluteAdbul Wadud – drums, percussion
All songs written by Anthony Davis, James Newton or Abdul Wadud. Contains the poem "I've Known River" by Langston Hughes. This combination of musicians works very well. The trio of pianist Anthony Davis, flutist James Newton, and cellist Abdul Wadud are all grounded in the jazz tradition, yet are very adventurous players who are quite versatile. Although the four originals are often complex (and sometimes tightly structured), the players sound quite spontaneous and inspired. Recommended.
_ Review by Scott Yanow
If you find it, buy this album!