More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.
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Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961′ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.
This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.
The first jazz record released by the just-beginning ESP-Disk record company, ‘Spiritual Unity’ quickly put this tiny label on the map, as well as thrust Ayler to the forefront of the free jazz movement when it was released more than a year later. Even then, this record was well ahead of the frontier of jazz and remains so today.
Rare recordings confirm Giuffre’s foresight as free jazz began racing to the edge.
An anniversary reminds me of my circuitous love/hate relationship with the band.
It’s about more than mere individuals playing well, and this performance brings real meaning to the words “spiritual unity.”
He passed on way back in 1993, but the earth – no … the universe – still misses him.
Some twenty-five years ago when compact discs began to overtake vinyl as the music media of choice, I joined one of those mail-order record clubs as a way to quickly build up a foundation for my fledgling CD collection.
The name Krzysztof Penderecki indeed belongs to the film score hall of fame. His uber-creepy “Polymorphia” has been used in The Exorcist, The Shining, and more recently, 1993’s Fearless.