Monday, December 28, 2015

JAZZ CONTEMPORARIES – Reasons In Tonality (LP-1972)




Label: Strata-East – SES 1972-2
Series: JaCo Series – JACO-1001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1972
Style: Free Jazz, Free Inprovisation
Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, N.Y.C. February 13, 1972.
Artwork By [Cover Design] – Warren Shipp
Engineer [Recording] – John Sadler
Mixed By – Les Paul, Jr.

A - Reasons In Tonality ..................................................................... 23:20
      Composed By – Julius Watkins
B - 3-M.B. .......................................................................................... 22:10
      Composed By – Keno Duke

JULIUS WATKINS – Franch horn
CLIFFORD JORDAN – senor sax
GEORGE COLEMAN – tenor sax
HAROLD MABERN – piano
LARRY RIDLEY – bass
KENO DUKE – drums, percussion

Julius Watkins / Clifford Jordan

George Coleman / Larry Ridley

Harold Mabern

Rare Spiritual Jazz LP "Jazz Contemporaries – Reasons in Tonality" STRATA EAST - JaCo Series – JACO-1001



Superb set Recorded live at the Village Vanguard, N.Y.C. February 13, 1972. One of the Great Leftfield Jazz LP of Strata East. The pure beauty of the Spiritual Jazz. Very near of the philosophy of the label with  GEORGE COLEMAN (tenor sax), JULIUS WATKINS (french horn),  CLIFFORD JORDAN (tenor sax), HAROLD MABERN (piano),  LARRY RIDLEY (bass), KENO DUKE (drums)

Rare original spiritual jazz LP on the much sought after STRATA EAST label. Sounds very much like it could be a lost session for some classic Coltrane album: the easy gait of the brass, the levitation pull of the bright block chords staggering over on the right end of the piano, the band playing perfectly in unison.  amazing how something can sound at once so casual and so spirited!



If you find it, buy this album!

34 comments:

  1. JAZZ CONTEMPORARIES – Reasons In Tonality (LP-1972)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?hno0edvwkg
    or
    Mediafire:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/ieq8pk2wvlu8k08

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  2. Yeh, I liked that. Thanks Vitko. :)

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  3. That's one of my very favorites from Strata East.

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  4. Always interesting to discover a rare Julius Watkins work. Thanks and Happy New year !

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  5. Also, all the best in the new year.

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  6. awesome - more rare Strata East please

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  7. Chiquilicuatre y ZappaDecember 29, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    many thanks

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  8. Totally unknown to me . Thank you for your contributions and for the blog.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year to all of you who love this blog.
      Enjoy music.

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  9. Many thanks, Vitko. And definitely, I really like the layout of these pages here.

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    1. Thank you, bho wani. All the best!
      Cheers :)

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  10. Excellent choice, Vitko. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year to you and all visitors of this place.

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    1. Thank you Igor and also all the best in the NEW YEAR.

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  11. Thanks Vitko got a copy from King Cake keen to hear your rip.

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  12. I'm sorry, Nick, but I accidentally deleted your comment. Thank you for everything and let it be a Happy New Year.
    I'm began, it seems, quite confusing :)
    Cheers.

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  13. Happy New Year and thank you very much for this one, which was totally unknown to me and the Music Inc. - Live at Slug's volumes! :)

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    1. All the best to you in the year 2016.

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  14. Happy New Year all. Thanks Vitko.

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  15. Dear Vitko, let us hope for a more peaceful and pleasant year 2016 than the last one. The discovery of your blog was one of my personal musical highlights. Thank you for so much adventurous music all over the year.

    Uwe (from Germany)

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    1. Thank you Uwe, may this year be much better for all of us, and I hope that I will have a little more time to prepare all those exciting albums that I have in mind.
      Cheers.
      V

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  16. Again a nice upgrade to FLAC for me, thanks Vitko, and thanks too for all the care you take over your posts, so rare in blogland and very much appreciated. Happy 2016 to all.

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    1. Thank you bventure. All the best.

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  17. Anyone have good flac rips of the two Piano Choir records on Strata East, also the Bass Violin group - Bill Lee is seriously under-rated...

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    1. I have albums "Piano Choir" (2LP) and "Bass Violin". Be a little patient please, I will make the links.
      Cheers.

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  18. Excellent - looks really promising. Thanks for your offer!!

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  19. brilliant !! thanks Vikto ! will be patient

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  20. Most likely during the next week, I'll put on the blog both albums as a normal post.

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  21. adding another voice to the request for more Strata East ! I'm also looking for the Charlie Rouse release on the label

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  22. hey Vikto - still hoping you can post flac of the Bass Violin Choir LP and the first Piano Choir - I can send you flac of the second Piano Choir if you need it

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  23. Be patient just yet a few days to finish what I was planned... Thank you, but I have both albums Piano Choir, or perhaps it would be good to do this for the all who are interested in this kind of music.
    Cheers.

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  24. excellent - sorry did not intend to be rude - just excited that's all ! really wish I had all the Strata East releases in flac - even the Japanese only repressed select titles on cd

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