Monday, 17 February 2014

3rd Ward Vibration Society : 1976

3rd Ward Vibration Society
Texas State University Jazz Ensemble featuring Arnett Cobb : 1976.
SUM Records.

More titanic jazz from Texas.

The title track from this obscure big band slammer on the little known SUM label, which includes a healthy dose of players from The Lightmen (no Buubha Thomas) plus one. The Texas State always brought the powerhouse sound, but this one goes far beyond anything else. Think Locke Saints, no don't think Locke Saints .. This blows them away. Killer groove music library dropped a couple of tracks way back, but not this bomb.

Check it, and tell me i'm wrong.
Immense

17 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.adrive.com/public/w4TWZ6/3rd ward.zip

one for tony higgins

g.raf said...

Sounds good Katonah. Thank you.

katonah said...

Hi G
Apologies, been meaning to call.

Fuckin busy, but that's no excuse!
Hope you like this one as much as me

Quimsy said...

Jesus wept - u weren't kidding
Gotta have this!

Alex said...

Hi Katonah,
Very, very good stuff indeed !
Can you up the other tracks ?
Thanks !

1 said...

is the entire LP coming any time soon?
It's damn so good :)
thanks

Simon666 said...

fantastic track Katonah, thanks!

HCM said...

Yeah Yeah YEAH!

Bhowani said...

Listening to it right now ! Impressive ! Couls we hope to have the whole set, one day, katonah ?!

saomusubi said...

Great, thanks a lot!

taro nombei said...

You're not wrong, Katonah.
But then are you ever? Not on this blog, anyway.
cheers and thanks for this!

Μηνάς said...

Damn, it's great!!

Bacoso said...

Just got round to this and ...it's a fucking monster! Nice shot Sir and one to add to the California shopping list.

John Atlas said...

The TSU Jazz Ensemble was directed by Lanny Steele, who also founded and directed a nonprofit called Sum Arts. During the 70's and 80's, Sum Arts produced shows by, among others, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, The World Saxophone Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, The Leroy Jenkins Octet, Old and New Dreams, and a host of notable poets. In the process he exhausted an inheritance from his parents, and more. I will always fondly remember his generosity, knowledge, and vision.

John Atlas said...

The TSU Jazz Ensemble was directed by Lanny Steele, who also founded and directed a nonprofit called Sum Arts. During the 70's and 80's, Sum Arts produced shows by, among others, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, The World Saxophone Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, The Leroy Jenkins Octet, Old and New Dreams, and a host of notable poets. In the process he exhausted an inheritance from his parents, and more. I will always fondly remember his generosity, knowledge, and vision.

katonah said...

@John Atlas

Huge thanks for all your insight.
I'm hooked on all the Texas jazz from around this time, i just wish there had been more and it was more accessible.

ryanb said...

awesome. thanks!