Porter Records digs Stark Reality
Natural Food : Siren Song
From Natural Food (Porter)
Birigwa : Yelewa
From Birigwa (Porter)
This is another obscure band project featuring John Abercrombie. Every soul fuzzy sounds crate diggers know about him since the last release (2003) Stark Reality (Now Again). Some said that the albums Now and 1969 were deeply influenced by Soft Machine, Hendrix and Sly Stone. In the early 70s Abercombie was in a jazz rock band called Dreams with drummer Billy Cobham and Blood Sweat and Tears member Randy Brecker. I never heard this before. But I read one day that in the early 70s Miles Davis have to make a decision between drummers Buddy Miles and Billy Cobham. By the way, Dreams first album was released before Miles Davis's Live-Evil. With a doubt, I suggere anybody who like Stark Reality to dig this new Porter Records release : Natural Food. Birigwa is the second release. More afro, jazz, folk. In a sense, some tunes recall me some afro jazz sounds from South Africa like Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Assagai. And the Yelewa some Pharoah Sanders influence.
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With a friend we try to dig some tunes featuring John Abercrombie ***
1. Souljazz Orchestra "Insurrection" Freedom No Go Die (Do Right Music)
2. Mulatu Astatqe "Netsanet" Ethio Jazz (L'Arome)
3. Dogliotti "Negro en sol menor" Candombe (Vampisoul)
4. Dave Cortez with the Moon Peo "Happy Soul With A Hook" (Fania)
5. Orlando Julius and the Modern Aces "James Brown Ride On" Orlando's Afro Ideas 1969-1972 (Soundway)
6. Birigwa "Yelewa" Birigwa (Porter Records)
7. Dreams "Dream Suite: Asset Stop/Jane/Crunchy Granola" Dreams (Columbia) ***
8. Stark Reality "Dreams" Stark Reality (Stones Throw) ***
9. Eddie Fisher & the Next Hundred Years "Either Or" (Chess)
10. Jesse Gresham Plus 3 "Shootin' The Grease" (Head)
11. Jean-Claude Vannier "Le roi des mouches et la confiture de Rouse" L' Enfant Assasin des Mouches (Finders Keepers)
12. Natural Food "Fair Breeze on Buzzard's Bay" Natural Food (Porter Records) ***
+ Dave Liebman "The Iguana's Ritual" Drum Ode (ECM) ***
1) In February Natural Food and Birigwa will be "Officially" released.
2) Check this post linked by Colin Dilnot - In Dangerous Rhythm.