09 dezembro 2011

Frank Lowe - Fresh (1975)

01 - Epistrophy - Clarke, Monk 07:41
02 - Play Some Blues - Lowe 04:51
03 - Fresh - Lowe 06:15
04 - Misterioso - Monk 11:44
05 - Chu's Blues - Lowe 06:28 *

Total Time: 36:59

Recorded at Blue Rock Studios NYC, March 7th 1975
Frank Lowe - tenor saxophone
Lester Bowie - trumpet
Joseph Bowie - trombone
Abdul Wadud - cello
Charles Bobo Shaw - drums (tracks 2 to 4)
Steve Reid - drums (Epistrophy only)
Selene Fung - Cheng (Fresh only)

* Recorded at Free Tone Studios Memphis Tennessee, September 1974
Frank Lowe - tenor saxophone
"The Memphis Four"


The emphasis is on color and sound on this spirited avant-garde album. Four of the five selections feature the adventurous tenor of Frank Lowe with trumpeter Lester Bowie, trombonist Joseph Bowie, cellist Abdul Wadud and either Steve Reid or Bob Shaw on drums. They perform two Lowe originals and two pieces by Thelonious Monk; these renditions are full of surprises and contrasts. In addition, Lowe is heard with an unknown group of local musicians called "the Memphis Four" on "Chu's Blues" in 1974. Open-eared listeners should find this set to be quite stimulating. (~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide)

3 comentários:

  1. FLAC


  2. Wasn't aware of this album, and it's always good to hear Lester Bowie. Many thanks...