Very late, ecstatic performances, previously unissued, including a free-wheeling Naima. With Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali.
Two albums recorded in Italy in the mid-sixties, the first with trumpeter Enrico Rava, both with Kent Carter and Aldo Romano, mixing originals with Monk, Carla Bley, Cecil Taylor.
Classic AEC albums recorded in Paris in 1970, with its swashbuckling mix of free and vintage jazz, African folk rhythms and Asian harmonics. With Fontella Bass singing on Hello Chi.
Brought together by John Lewis as a benefit concert, the overlapping line-ups are pretty mind-boggling: Ornette, Jimmy Giuffre, Kenny Dorham, Ian Underwood, Don Cherry, Ran Blake, Perry Robinson…
With Pharoah and Alice, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali. Late, scorching, previously unissued recordings — torrential expressivity worn to holy fire — a bit shoddily presented.