Released in 1963 on Columbia Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1963 on Impulse! Records 1974 reissue, blue/green label Format: LP
Released in 1964 on Columbia Records Recorded in 1963 Format: LP
Released in 1977 on RCA Recorded live on a European tour in 1963 Format: LPx2
Information: Originally released in 1963 on Columbia This pressing was released in 2001 on Sundazed records Format: LP, 180g, Mono
On his debut album, the guitar and banjo virtuoso starts off with a 22-minute droning epic fusing American and Arabic Folk music with Indian Raga on his acoustic guitar (often trying to imitate the feeling of the oud). Here, he is accompanied by the fluid, driving drums of Billy Higgins. Side 2 is made up of 4 shorter solo pieces, mostly for the banjo, including an impressive rendition of “Carmina Burana” by German composer Carl Orff and a folky mountain song.