An all-time HJ favourite. The Spartacus Theme was played at the marriage of Hannah Sawtell — a shop employee during the early 90s — and Carl Craig.
Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute, oboe), Barry Harris (piano), Herman Wright (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).
With Ron Carter, Anthony Jackson, Dom Um Romao, Al Foster, Billy Butler and full crew, organized by Kenny Barron, in 1976.
The jazz tradition turned East, and experiments in Asian and African folk idioms, with squeaking balloons, bells, gongs, Seven Up bottles, rabat and argol… amazing for 1957, fantastic anytime.
Terrific 1968 session with Hugh Lawson, Cecil McBee and Roy Brooks. Opening with the deep, eastern, modal Rosalie, taking in a couple of nice ballads, some brawling r and b, and a kicking See Line Woman.
Essential 1957 quintet session with one-stringed rebob, argol reed-flute, finger cymbals and earth-board besides the conventional instruments. Factory-sealed cut-out, with a small drill hole in the case.