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Joe McPhee-Nation Time-'71 FREE JAZZ IMPROVISATION-NEW LP

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Joe McPhee-Nation Time-'70 FREE JAZZ IMPROVISATION-NEW LP 

Joe McPhee ‎– Nation Time
Label:
Superior Viaduct ‎– SV164

It's been nearly five decades since Joe McPhee assembled a group of musicians to perform the weekend concerts that would become 'Nation Time', his debut LP. It was December 1970, thirty-one-year-old McPhee was inspired by Amiri Baraka's poem 'It's Nation Time,' and the students at Vassar College didn't know what hit them. "What time is it?" shouted the bandleader. "C'mon, you can do better than that. What time is it?!" The music on 'Nation Time' came out of the fertile, but little-known creative jazz scene in Poughkeepsie, New York, McPhee's home base. Two bands were deployed, one with a funky free foundation featuring guitar and organ, the other consisting of a more standard jazz formation with two drummers and the brilliant Mike Kull at the piano. Across the concert and the next afternoon's audience-less recording session, the band was ignited by McPhee's passion and his gorgeous post-Coltrane/post-Pharoah tenor. On 'Shakey Jake,' they hit a James Brown groove filtered through Archie Shepp, while the sidelong title track is as searching and poignant today as it was during its heyday. Originally released in 1971 on CjR, an imprint started expressly to document McPhee's music, 'Nation Time' has a sense of urgency and inspiration.


Format:
Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Country:
US
Released:
18 Jan 2019
Genre:
Jazz
Style:
Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
Tracklist
A     Nation Time     18:30
B1     Shakey Jake

    Alto Saxophone – Otis GreeneElectric Guitar – Dave Jones (8)Organ – Herbie LehmanTechnician [Technical Assistance] – Edward Lehman, Leonard Johnson (2)

    13:32
B2     Scorpio's Dance     8:40
Companies, etc.

    Recorded At – Vassar College
    Copyright (c) – JoMacMusic

Credits

    Bass, Electric Bass, Trumpet – Tyrone Crabb
    Composed By – Bruce Thompson (2) (tracks: B2), Ernest Bostic (tracks: B2), Joe McPhee, Mike Kull (tracks: B2), Tyrone Crabb (tracks: B2)
    Liner Notes – Chris Albertson, Joe McPhee, John Corbett
    Percussion – Bruce Thompson (2), Ernest Bostic
    Photography By [Cover] – Ken Brunton
    Piano, Electric Piano – Mike Kull
    Recorded By – Craig Johnson (3)
    Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet – Joe McPhee

Notes
Recorded live at Vassar College Urban Center for Black Studies. Nation Time and Scorpio's Dance recorded in concert December 12, 1970. Shakey Jake recorded on December 13, 1970.

Includes double sided printed insert with photos and new liner notes.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode (Sticker on shrink): 857661008643


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