Wednesday, June 10, 2015

THE 360 DEGREE MUSIC EXPERIENCE – In:Sanity (2LP-1976)




Label: Black Saint – BSR 0006/7
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP / Country: Italy / Released: 1976
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz
Recorded at Generation Sound Studios in New York City on March 8 & 9, 1976.
Producer By – Giacomo Pellicciotti
Engineer By – Tony May
Photography By – Nina Melis
Cover Art By – Marlo Convertino
Distributor – Northcountry Distributors

A1 - Tradewinds ...................................................................... 6:31
A2 - In:Sanity Suite Part 1: Skull Job ...................................... 6:42
A3 - In:Sanity Suite Part 2: Tm's Top ...................................... 4:25
B  -  In:Sanity Suite Part 3: Complete Operation ................... 18:42
C  -  Open .............................................................................. 21:30
D1 - Full, Deep And Mellow ..................................................... 6:31
D2 - Sahara ............................................................................. 9:15

Beaver Harris — drums, percussion
Dave Burrell — organ, piano, celesta
Azar Lawrence — tenor sax
Keith Marks — flute
Hamiet Bluiett — clarinet, flute, baritone sax
Sunil Garg — sitar
Cecil McBee — bass
Francis Haynes — drums (steel)
Titos Sompa — congas

Steel Ensemble:
Francis Haynes — soprano sax
Roger Sardinha — soprano sax
Coleridge Barbour — alto sax
Alston Jack — tenor sax
Michael Sorzano — tenor sax
Steve Sardinha — bass
Lawrence McCarthy — iron

360 Degree Music Experience: The name of this group says a lot and means that with him, it will be primarily to experiment, and do not impose limits around. And especially not those invited to turn its back on tradition, that on which it was necessary to insist at the time emerged this training, so the idea of inherent struggle to Black Power (then almost always associated with free jazz ) had come to prevail in favor of single cry - anger, revolt - as the only possible aesthetic - no vanguard without a break with the old, it was thought hastily in the public fervent had eventually win free jazz.




On drums, Beaver Harris was first spotted alongside Albert Ayler, as part of a tour set up by the promoter George Wein. At the same poster, black and white, classical musicians and avant-garde: Ayler therefore, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach; but Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz & Gary Burton; or Sarah Vaughan and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Somehow a complete panorama of jazz then, 360 degrees.

A battery, in the 1970s, it was used to hearing in the company of Beaver Harris Archie Shepp. But at the time, Archie Shepp, labeled activist in the sixties, had become the target of former admirers reproaching him for having watered down its message - or at least what they had seen fit to hear behind his game During the previous decade. In the heart of fans of the New Thing, music and politics had eventually merge, sometimes generating debates heavily biased.

What reminds Beaver Harris, and this from the first LP of this self-produced group whose title almost manifesto figure (From Ragtime To No Time) is that free jazz did not emerge from nowhere, and that its pillars were of course able to play "old", and thus to return if necessary - a real guarantee of freedom-won. At Gerard Rouy and Thierry Trombert in Jazz Magazine, Beaver Harris confided: "What is needed is to show young people that the tempo is as important as the vanguard, as important as the off-beat. This ties that said Archie Shepp: Scott Joplin was first avant-garde, as his music seemed strange when you heard it for the first time. This was true for Willie "The Lion" Smith and Duke Ellington. "Later in the same interview, Beaver Harris strikes a strongly worded metaphor:" You can not pick apples or oranges before a seed has been planted and have it left to develop. "This explains that Doc Cheatham and Maxine Sullivan may have been invited by the 360 Degree Music Experience. For indeed, without the first, no Lester Bowie. And in the absence of the second, no Abbey Lincoln.

Originally, the 360 Degree Music Experience was conceived as a cooperative of which were part Dave Burrell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Garrison, Cameron Brown, Howard Johnson, Hamiet Bluiett, Keith Marks, Bill Willingham and two singular musicians: Francis Haynes (steel drum) and Titos Sompa (congas). One like the other, and the sitar player Sunil Garg, brought unprecedented brilliant colors In:Sanity where the importance of the steel drum is crucial, as rhythmically as melodically speaking. Just listen to "Trademings" to be convinced, beautiful theme signed by Dave Burrell, whose saxophone emerges particularly inspired Azar Lawrence.

In fact, all along, In:Sanity never avoids complex arrangements, nor does would ignore in some long passages free (two whole faces reality), the urgency to play. Because anyway, here, everyone knows decompose rejoice cleverly arranged architectures like coming back - when necessary - to party like original proceedings.

Inaugurating and terminating this double-album, sides A and D are among the most delicately completed free jazz (Beaver Harris was also the Trickles Steve Lacy who possesses these qualities). While the faces B and C, in contrast, are only disproportion to broaden the osmosis between rhythm and harmony, until he dislocated offer wonderfully echoes.

(Text translated from French  -  http://merzbow-derek.tumblr.com/)



If you find it, buy this album!

11 comments:

  1. THE 360 DEGREE MUSIC EXPERIENCE – In:Sanity (2LP-1976)
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  2. Vitko:

    This looks just fine! Thanks!

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  3. Chiquilicuatre y ZappaJune 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Many thanks, I have other masterpices by Beaver Harris

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  4. Thank you thank you thank you!

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  5. Vitko, I have to say that this blog grinds awesome jazz. Thank you for the great effort.
    Simon

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  6. well, in sanity now...it´s a wondrous state...thank you...

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  7. Merci beaucoup,
    I just loved the first album of this 'band'.
    Great to find the second one.
    Funky Fred From france

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  8. can someone upload the Beaver Harris / Don pullen - A well kept secret (1980) in flac?

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  9. I have the album ready for the post. Here is a premier link for you:

    BEAVER HARRIS / DON PULLEN - 360° EXPERIENCE – A Well Kept Secret (LP-1984)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (341 MB)

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  10. amazing! thanks a lot

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