The composer-guitarist-singer (protege of Sam Rivers) leading a legs eleven — including Jay Hoggard on vibes — through his multi-cultural, spiritual jazz suite, originally out in 1975, on Triad Music Concepts.
The illustrious saxophonist’s 1971 recording was his debut as leader, originally released five years later by Arista-Freedom. With Joseph Bowie, Don Moye and Charles Bobo Shaw. Grooving, spiritual; great stuff.
Fabulous, landmark foray into British studio-land, mixing Wilson das Neves, Meirelles and Antonio Adolfo in amongst hot London session-musicians, supervised by Scott Walker’s arranger Peter Knight. Upa Neguinho!
Terrific early seventies new-jazz album by this New Orleans drummer by way of the NYC loft scene, and musical cohorts there like Leon Thomas, Lonnie Liston Smith and Strata East. Choca with moody spiritual vibes.
The 80s recordings of Matthias Becker and co in Cologne, ‘joining the dots between Cluster and Tangerine Dream; D.A.F.; Cabaret Voltaire and Human League; outwards to Giorgio Moroder and Daniel Baldelli.’
A private pressing from 1978 (though he went on to record for Eno on EG). Gently spiritual, hypnotic excursions on open-stringed zither and kalimba.
An excellent introduction — top selection across styles and vintages, well paced, and with some marvellous photographs of Jackie at Kingston airport, Canada bound.