Released in 1972 on Columbia Records Late 70’s/Early 80’s Reissue Format: LP Recommended Tracks A1 – The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife are some Jive Ass Slippers (Bombastic, Dense, Energetic, Complex) B1 – Hobo Ho (Dramatic, Progressive, Energetic) B2 – The Chill of Death (Dramatic, Poetic, Spoken Word)
Released in 1970 on Impulse Records Recorded October 20th, 1969, at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City Format: LP
Originally released in 1964 on Blue Note Records 2009 Music Matters audiophile pressing Format: LPx2, 45rpm
Featuring some of Chicago’s finest musicians and founding members of the AACM, (Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, Richard Davis, Wadada Leo Smith, and Steve McCall), this 36 minute spontaneous composition doesn’t focus on soloing or instrumental technicality or rambunctious improvisIng, but creating and progressing an initially suspenseful, mysterious mood through focused, cohesive movements, with new sounds, moods, and melodies around every corner. Most of the musicians here play multiple instruments to sustain a versatile color palette.
Released in 1968 on Warner Bros.