In case you missed it, the second recording from Back to the Bush is now live on our Soundcloud! House, techno, electro and breakbeat vibes courtesy of @hamsslice and @jadegebbie aka Al Dente!
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Recording @foolstheband today. How much talent can you fit in one room? This much.
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Let me be transparent with you folks to start off this review; I’m not a huge fan of Steve Lacy. At least I thought I wasn’t until I heard this album. The nasal and present sound of Lacy’s soprano that I dislike is almost completely void. Instead, he seems to take second fiddle to Enrico Rava on trumpet. Although I know little about Rava, his tone and style is very reminiscent of Bill Dixon in the sense that he relies on few notes to say much. Underneath the intertwining horn section, the rhythm of Johnny Dyani on bass and Louis T. Moholo on drums is more explicit in terms of time keeping than most free jazz records. Dyani provides interesting harmonic accompaniment to Lacy in particular while Moholo plays with an incredibly melodic touch that really reinforces the motifs that both horn players state throughout the song. As a whole, this album shifts through several different moods without seeming tiresome. It is a Quartet really doing some incredible listening to one another. To be honest, I might recommend this album to a beginning listener of the genre because it is the closest thing to dinner free jazz as you’ll get.
Two side notes:
1. This is my third record from the collection of Mr. John Large. Whoever you are, thank you for keeping your vinyl minty for future inheritors of the collecting bug.
2. This is my first full scale review on a record, so tell me what you think? Should Ole Ben continue this habit?
just dropped a lil cover of “be my mistake” by @the1975 on soundcloud 🖤 really felt this song & recorded it live w/ a voice memo for 1000% realness, hope u enjoy the late night feels
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