vendredi 8 avril 2011

Joe McPhee & Survival Unit II(1971)

Joe McPhee & Survival Unit II With Clifford Thornton - At WBAI's Free Music Store, 1971

Released: 2006

Track list
1 Announcement 1 0:33
2 Black Magic Man 6:26
3 Announcement 2 0:35
4 Nation Time 14:13
5 Song For Lauren 13:17
6 Announcement 3 0:33
7 Message From Denmark 13:39
8 The Looking Glass I 16:01
9 Harriet 13:35

Personnel :
Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Liner Notes - Joe McPhee
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone - Byron Morris
Horn [Baritone], Cornet - Clifford Thornton
Percussion - Harold E. Smith
Piano - Mike Kull

Mixed By, Mastered By - Peter Pfister
Producer - Pia & Werner X. Uehlinger
Recorded By, Liner Notes - Chris Albertson

This is valuable record of young days of Joe McPhee. Live recording of Joe McPhee & Survival unit II on 1971. One year before, Joe issued two important albums of his early
days, namely “Nation Time” and “Black Magic Man”.

I have no idea about Survival unit I, when this existed, consisted of who, any recording has been issued, sold in vinyl’s, CDs. Though I researched on web, I could not find out Information.

Anyway, it is interesting for funs of Joe McPhee to know that, after one year of issuance of important works in his early days, how “Survival Unit II” was as jazz combo, and what kind of music they generated.

In this album, first three titles are more or less typical free jazz tunes of that time. And the later three titles have new and experimental elements, which lead to Joe’s music of later years.

1 commentaire:

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