Saturday, May 9, 2015

WILDFLOWERS 4 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (Douglas / LP4-1977)




Label: Douglas – NBLP 7048
Series: Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions – 4
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded May 14 thru May 23, 1976 at Studio Rivbea, 24 Bond Street, New York.
Engineer [Assistant] – Les Kahn
Engineer [Chief] – Ron Saint Germain
Engineer [Remote Assistant] – Matt Murray
Executive-producer – Harley I. Lewin
Liner Notes – Ross Firestone
Mastered By – Ray Janos
Photography By – Peter Harron
Producer – Alan Douglas, Michael Cuscuna, Sam Rivers

A1 - Hamiet Bluiett – Tranquil Beauty ....................................................... 6:30
         Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Hamiet Bluiett
         Bass – Juney Booth
         Drums – Charles Bobo Shaw, Don Moye
         Guitar – Billy Patterson, Butch Campbell
         Trumpet – Olu Dara

A2 - Julius Hemphill – Pensive ................................................................. 10:00
         Alto Saxophone – Julius Hemphill
         Cello – Abdul Wadud
         Drums – Phillip Wilson
         Guitar – Bern Nix
         Percussion – Don Moye

B1 - Jimmy Lyons – Push Pull ................................................................... 5:20
         Alto Saxophone – Jimmy Lyons
         Bass – Hayes Burnett
         Bassoon – Karen Borca
         Drums – Henry Maxwell Letcher

B2 - Oliver Lake – Zaki .............................................................................. 9:30
         Alto Saxophone – Oliver Lake
         Bass – Fred Hopkins
         Drums – Phillip Wilson
         Electric Guitar – Michael Jackson

B3 - David Murray – Shout Song ............................................................... 2:30
         Bass – Fred Hopkins
         Drums – Stanley Crouch
         Tenor Saxophone – David Murray
         Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Olu Dara

...The common critical consensus is that the 1970s, particularly the latter half of the decade, were the historical low point for jazz in America. Very few albums survive from that era, compared with the avalanches of reissues and vault clearing box-sets of 1950s and 60s groups. Part of this is, of course, due to the short shrift granted the avant-garde by most jazz historians. The music of the so-called "New Thing," which by rote doctrine had burned itself out by 1968, in fact continued throughout the 1970s, expanding to Europe in search of audiences and growing and evolving artistically to astonishing levels of power and beauty...

The 5-LPs set Wildflowers documents one small part of this forgotten music scene. Recorded over ten days in May 1976 at Sam Rivers’s Studio RivBea, this set contains an overwhelming amount of truly beautiful jazz performances, by names recognizable to almost anyone with a serious interest in the music. Saxophonists include Sam Rivers, David Murray, David S. Ware, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, Byard Lancaster, Oliver Lake, Jimmy Lyons, Julius Hemphill and Henry Threadgill. Drummers include Sunny Murray, Don Moye, Steve McCall, Andrew Cyrille, and Stanley Crouch. Bassist Fred Hopkins is practically omnipresent here...



If you find it, buy this album!

5 comments:

  1. WILDFLOWERS 4 – The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (LP4-1977)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

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  2. I stumbled on your blog and just wanted to say thank you so much for your efforts in making this fascinating music available! I really didn't need another reason to add to my already out-of-control music collection, but I'm hooked Different Perspectives in my Room, so I'm not stopping now! Keep up the great work!

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    1. I know exactly how you feel, it's simply contagious. :), but after all, is not redundant to have another good album.
      Cheers.

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  3. the Hamiet, the Hemphill, Lake and Murray...this´s heaven...thank you...

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  4. thanks, the other copies I have are 128... the wildflower series was like a burst way back then, like 1977 or something... I used to listen to these alot.
    santosCurser

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