Friday, 10 February 2012

Electronic Sonata for Souls loved by Nature.


George Russell.
Electronic Sonata for Souls loved by Nature.

Strata East SES-19761.

Recorded live at a concert held at the Sonja Henie Niels Onstad Center for the Arts, 28th April 1969 at Hovikodden, near Olso, Norway. The concert was sponsored by Ny Musikk, the Norwegian branch of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

A truly amazing album from start to finish. The line-up:

Jan Garbarek
Manfred Schoof
Terje Rypdal
Jon Christensen
George Russell
Red Mitchell

There was a second edition of this set, recorded in Milano 1980 with different players. That one's tasty, but this is earlier version is so SPECIAL!

24 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?9ewn0fn7t5j94a6

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?enoukbj3kuncg5h

gilhodges said...

Yowza, this is one I've never seen. George Russell is a genius. Thanks Katonah!

boogieman said...

Thanks katonah.
What has become of the Strata East Fan Club? Gone or gone private?
What a loss!

apf said...

Thank you!

Wallofsound said...

Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

A great lp, and thank you for sharing!
Not to be a pedant, but was originally released on Flying Dutchman, if any pedants care ;-)

katonah said...

Has the Strata east club closed down then? Never knew

katonah said...

Here's some more info from Wikipedia. This rip is from the soul note cd, the cover-pic is my treasured sealed vinyl;

Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature is a work by jazz arranger George Russell originally written in 1968 and first recorded in concert in Norway on April 28, 1969 and released on the Flying Dutchman label. The 1969 recording featured Russell with Jan Garbarek, Manfred Schoof, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, and Red Mitchell and was subsequently rereleased on Strata-East Records on LP in 1974.[2]
Russell revisited the piece in 1980 with Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Victor Comer, Keith Copeland, Robert Moore and Lew Soloff. It was released on the Italian Soul Note label as an LP in 1980 and CD in 1985.

taro nombei said...

Indeed a brilliant album, and great to be reminded of that.
Actually I'm intrigued by the "revisited" Soul Note album. You (or anyone) don't happen to have this?
cheers Katonah

Andy said...

Great looking forward to checking this out,thanks

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g.raf said...

An excellent post Katonah. Thank you.
What a genius title too!

the jazzstronaut said...

Many thanks Katonah, another great one.

the jazzstronaut said...

Many thanks Katonah, another great one.

katonah said...

Here's the other version, not quite as edgy imho;

http://bravojuju.blogspot.com/2009/06/george-russell-sextet-electronic-sonata.html

kinabalu said...

Nice one. I have this version, not the earliest one on Flying Dutchman. I think the title may originate with Sigmund Kvaløy who wrote the liner notes for the Othello Ballet Suite, also originally on Flying Dutchman. This was during Russell's Scandinavian period, when he bacame a member of the Ny Musikk association. I would also recommend "Listen to the Silence" from this period.

JoJoPurdie said...

much better than this remastered red book i have/had...goes into the bin!
Thank you katonah!

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taro nombei said...

much obliged for that link Katonah!

Mimi Soul said...

You keep feeding us with organic goodies and we all feel a little bit happier and healthy thanks to you and all those great musicians . Thanks a lot

Peace

ish said...

Just FYI for those of you who are asking, I closed down the Strata-East blog (and my other music blogs) temporarily while I wait and see what's up with the legal repression against Megaupload.

If any reputable blogmaster feels like taking over the risk I would gladly pass over the keys to that blog.

chris_c said...

thanks for the share, very much appreciated

Matt Reddick said...

amazing! thanks for sharing!