lundi 31 mai 2010

Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua

Clifford Thornton: percussion, trombone, trumpet, cornet, conga, percussion
Archie Shepp: soprano saxophone
Arthur Jones: alto saxophone
Grachan Moncur III: trombone
Dave Burrell: piano, bells
Earl Freeman: bass, percussion, conga, gong
Beb Guerin: bass
Sunny Muray: drums
Claude Delcloo: drums

Reviewby Brandon Burke

Clifford Thornton's only Actuel date as a leader is, like many of the others in this BYG series, an all-star blowing session highly indicative of the times. For some, it will be difficult to tell whether taking credit for composing these pieces is a lost cause. This is some very free music and, save for a handful of scored passages, almost wholly improvised. A number of the scene's top players make appearances here in different groups. On the large ensemble pieces Thornton is joined by Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp (on soprano sax), Arthur Jones, Dave Burrell, Beb Guerin, Earl Freeman, and Sunny Murray. Otherwise, "Brotherhood," a piece for quintet, is performed by Thornton, Jones, Guerin, Freeman, and this time, drummer Claude Delcloo, while on "Speak With Your Echo" only the two bassists (Guerin and Freeman) accompany Thornton's cornet. This piece in particular is especially enjoyable and reminiscent perhaps of Arthur Jones' fantastic ballad, "Brother B," from his own Actuel LP, Scorpio. At times the ensemble pieces sound like a Pan-African Morton Feldman, and at others, hazy, psychedelic post bop. Fans of brooding and contemplative improvised music will find a great deal to enjoy here. In fact, many would argue that this is the best LP under Thornton's leadership.


4 commentaires:

  1. thank you very much, beautiful music

  2. WOW!!!
    I've been looking for this recording for many years.
    Thank You, Thank you, Thank You.....

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