De Pois do Amor, O Vazio (After Love, Emptiness)
Taken from Odyssey of Iska.
Blue Note King GXK 8080 (Japanese Press)
Recorded at A&R Studios, New York, 26th August 1970.
Produced by Duke Pearson.
Quite possibly, my all time favourite track. Eleven and a half minutes of pure heaven from an incredible line-up. The whole album is breathtaking, with both Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on basses, Dave Friedman on vibes, Gene Bertoncini guitar plus more. But, and from the liner notes "The three percussionists also were delegated to special roles. The regular drum part was played by by Al Mouzon, whose celebration of life brings De Pois do Amor, O Vazio to a mind-shaking climax."
If you've never heard this .... well.