Barre Phillips, Stu Martin and John Surman recording for Dawn in 1970. A free jazz classic.
Blazing with livity and the spirit of Pandit Pran Nath, leading the JCO in 1973 — Charles Brackeen from Strata-East, Frank Lowe, Ed Blackwell, Carla Bley, and spotlighting Selene Fung on ching, a kind of koto.
His only recording, though Head of Music and Professor of Oud at the Baghdad Institute Of Fine Arts for thirty years. East-West tone-poems, mixing formal variation and improv. From Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, 1976.
His first LP, from 1967, outrageously trying Hippiedom on for size, and dealing up garage-punk classics like Reincarnation and Flower City.
Robert Wyatt and co from Soft Machine, King Crimson and Nucleus crew, Dudu Pukwana and Mongezi Feza in amongst a big-band led by Keith Tippett through a four-part suite, produced by Robert Fripp in 1971.
The legendary drummer on late Trane like Interstellar Space and The Olatunji Concert, with Fred Simmons, Stafford James, Carlos Ward in 1973, for his own Survival label. A key avant-garde jazz LP.
With Cecil Bridgewater on trumpet, Billy Harper on tenor sax and Reggie Workman on bass, recorded in Rome on 27 July 1977, originally released on Horo.
Very early mid-sixties recordings robustly mixing highlife, calypso and soul, already one foot in the future.
1978 sessions originally released by Horo, as New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues. Michael Ray, Luqman Ali, and John Gilmore notably on song; Ra switching between upright piano and Crumar Multiman synth.
Accompanying himself on piano and harmonium, with support from Don Cherry and Bob Dorough amongst others, in twenty-one song settings with words from Blake’s Songs Of Innocence And Experience.