Sunday, 9 August 2009

J. R. Mitchell.

J. R. Mitchell.

Doria Records recorded live at Northeastern University, Boston.
10th May 1978.

Piano: Solineus Smith. Bass: John Neves. Tenor, Soprano: Gary Hammond. Percussion: JR Mitchell.

Picked up this (poorly) private pressed album for the Solenius Smith, Shamek Farrah, Strata East connections. For the most part, the set plays it fairly safe with all originals penned by Mitchell, Hammond and Smith. However, the atmosphere of the recording is compelling with snatches of conversation between the players evident on the long run-ins. Nice

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The trail to the Holy Grail !?!

Finally, after years of fruitless searching, this Strata East, mother of all rarities, is among us.
Many thanks goes to Ish and the Soul provider, Fat Toro.

Saturday, 1 August 2009