#DavidEyges & #ByardLancaster – Lightnin' Strikes!
Black And Blue – 59.221 2 1989
https://www.discogs.com/David-Eyges-Byard-Lancaster-Lightnin-Strikes/release/6471857 … #FreeJazz
#DavidEyges – cello #ByardLancaster – saxophones, clarinet, flute
Recorded at Hip Pocket Studios, NY 1988 pic.twitter.com/J8x7DbaTe3
Byard Lancaster; it’s not up to us. Sunday spiritual journey. The only Lancaster album that I own and it’s a good one. Lancaster alternates between flute and alto sax. He is joined by sonny Sharrock. Released in 1968 on #vortexrecords
Bass, Bass – #JeromeHunter
Congas – #KennySpeller
Drums – #EricGravatt
Flute, Alto Saxophone – #ByardLancaster
Guitar – #sonnysharrock
Another beat cover in order to obtain a solid record. Sunny Murray’s self titled ESP is interesting, even for the label. Two free jazz legends, Byard Lancaster and Jacques Coursil, make their recording debuts here along with Jack Graham (believe this is his first, but I could be wrong). The album originally came to my attention due to the presence of Alan Silva on bass. His soaring, earthy, high energy playing combined with the propulsive pulsations of Murray really make the perfect rhythm section. At times they sound sound almost wholly intertwined which may be an affect of the poor recording quality of this LP. The horn section here consists of trumpet a dueling altos. Jack Graham plays second fiddle to Byard Lancaster’s shimmering ghostly jaggedness, though he does take some nice solos of his own. Jacques Coursil has his own quiet fire that keeps the two loose altos somewhat restrained. To be honest this one took me a bit to grasp, but once you get it, you get it. Makes a nice companion on a gloomy Vermont afternoon.
Byard Lancaster | Steve McCall | Sylvain Marc - us - france - palm 8 - LP + 7inch - i never had this on my wantlist,because i had no idea how great it is!lucky i got a great offer on a complete mint set i couldnt refuse!after 2 minutes of listening i began to smile....a shame the hype around palm and malagasy make this expensive.it is worth a closer look!
2 months ago
Very happy to have finally liberated this bad boy over the weekend. Colossal shout to @cultureclash records for holding it for me for as long as they did. Love the homage to Goya’s Saturn Devouring his Child. This time with Saturn *ahem* blowing his wind instrument. Note third eye. Yes, I will be opening this and removing the shrink entirely. (Please folks- there’s no value added if there’s no ephemera on the shrink.) Also had some very strong pulls from their dollar bins.
All in all a good weekend with some ups and some downs, but actually made more relaxing by the fact that no one in my immediate family hosted, which allowed for a casual enjoyable visit without having to shoehorn a million things into a bullshit holiday. Sorry I didn’t get to attend the extended family function though. (Love you guys.) Hope everyone had a nice weekend.
Not a new band, but a new reissue of an excellent jazz group, so I think it still counts. Philadelphia's Sounds of Liberation self-released this gem in 1972 and it remained out of print until a 2010 reissue... which also went out of print. In any case, it's awesome to actually have a copy of this now. The band is at its core jazz, but they bring in just the right amount of funk, soul, and free jazz to make this groovy and dissonant all at the same time. It didn't take me more than two seconds to get hooked on this music when I first heard it a while back and I recommend checking it out yourself. And hey, there's another recording of the band that was just unearthed and released that's just as great as this, if you're into it. #beatuprecords#soundsofliberation#byardlancaster#khanjamal#billymills#rashidsalim#monnettesudler#omarhill#dwightjames#dogtownrecords#brewerytownbeats#jazzvinyl
Hi do you like jazzy flutes and bass? This is highly recommended. Mark Pearson got it in the mail this morning. ((Swipe for some audio that won’t do it any jazzy justice over Instagram)) #byardlancaster #jazz!flutes!
One of the greatest albums ever made. Hands down. The complexity, maturity, and beauty that Intents and Purposes has is rarely matched by other pieces of music. Bill Dixon has always always been one of my favorite trumpeters/composers. His tone that can be deep, raspy, quietly pondering, light, and harsh all in one really resonates with me. Dixon’s ensemble here features some of the greats from the second wave of avantgardists (Robert Pozar, Byard Lancaster, Catherine Norris, etc.) as well as two early embracers of the genre on bass (Jimmy Garrison and Reggie Workman). The basses were recorded exceptionally well here. This is required listening for lovers of music. Everyone can find something in this.
3 months ago
#backin2014#coalition single self-produced album, recorded for the private #KenyaRecords in 1978, presents as many questions as it does offer musical surprises. Not much is known about this groups who were a part of the late 70s Philadelphia jazz-soul scene. The music captured for the LP spans a broad range of styles, ranging from an intense fusion work-out (the album opener, ‘Marionette’), a mellow Terry Callier-esque style ballad (‘Thinking of You’), abstract tonal impressionism (‘Song to my Lady’), Afrocentric Strata East spiritual style jazz (‘Kenya’s Horizon’) and tough blowing hard-bop (‘The Downer’). In some senses, there’s something for everyone, and the bands instrumentation of tenor and flute riding over the solid rhythm section puts the listener in safe hands to enjoy a journey to the unexpected.
Those safe hand include drummer #DwightJames. A one-time member of the #SoundsofLiberation, a band that included #ByardLancaster, James was a respected and well-regarded drummer around Philly and he appears on a number of deep jazz records including the rare Sounds of Liberation album from 1972. James was also tight with the #KhanJamal #CreativeArtsEnsemble, appearing on the 1973 psych-jazz album ‘Drum Dance To The Motherland’.
James also recorded his own one and only solo album in 1983 for #CadenceRecords, ‘Inner Heat’. The Coalition album was only pressed in small numbers and available at Coalition live shows and local shops and so became quite a collectable piece for dealers and DJs.
Byard Lancaster for a long time was only known in and around Philly and by those who were super in to improvised music, but that’s changing. Thanks to folks like @brewerytownbeats Byard is getting the recognition he deserves. I first heard Byard Lancaster on the Larry Young record “Heaven on Earth” that my piano teacher played me. In fact, my piano teacher did organ/alto sax duos with Byard during his final years and bemoans the fact that the people at the gigs would often come up and say “make sure you keep Byard in check, he can get too weird sometimes”. Though Byard may get “weird” his sense of melody and tone is always rock solid, as is evident on It’s Not Up to Us, his debut on the Vortex label. The themes on this album aren’t typically associated with that of the avant garde, but even still they manage to fit in that category. It seems as if the goal here is to craft pieces with the focus on bringing out the talents of all group members in a flowing, coherent manner. Every tune here makes the cut - no fat, no fillers, just pure lyrical genius. Some highlights here have got to be the Sonny Sharrock penned “John’s Children” and the frenetic wailing take on “Over The Rainbow”. Highly recommended, even mandatory, listening.
The copy you see here is an OG Promo Stereo from the lovely folks at Enterprise Records, Portland’s Premier record shop. Aside from it having a choice selection, the prices are great and this gem only set me back half a week’s budget.
Now Playing Sounds Of Liberation, Byard Lancaster - Thoughts #soundsofliberation, #byardlancaster
1 month ago
Jef Gilson, Bobby Jaspar, B. Lancaster – Anthology 1945/1975
#Palm 1976 France France
From @recordmania.se “5 tracks with Bobby Jaspar recorded 1958 and 1 track with Byard Lancaster recorded 1974, all composed by Gilson! Lancaster "Love Always" is a great deep jazz track with a spiritual vibe! “
#RogerGuerin #walterdavisjr, etc.
I picked this record up in Boston a few weeks ago not knowing what to expect. I pretty much picked it up because it had Byard Lancaster. It’s a great set of free jazz and improvisational music led by trombonist and composer Garrett List. With Byard on sax and flute, Youssef Yancy on Trumpet, Roland Shannon Jackson on drums and Genie Sherman on Vocals. Highly recommended Cheap Heat. #garrettlist#ronaldshannonjackson#byardlancaster#youseffyancy#geniesherman#lovelymusicltd
2 months ago
Byard Lancaster, Steve McCall, Sylvain Marc - Us (Palm, 1974). Absolute ripper on the always great Palm label. I generally try not to double post, but I’m psyched to have re-filed this one after (stupidly) parting with it last year - especially with the included seven inch. Plus it’s been ages since I posted some decent jazz. Original French pressing.
1 week ago
Concert Artists Volume 1. 1980
Another beautiful Byard Lancaster record tonight. Byard RULES!
1044-Marzette Watts “And Company”. Sort of an odd ball in the ESP discography, leader Watts showcases the talents of the lineup with 3 really amazing tunes, I like to think of this as advanced Symphony For Improvisers. It speaks for itself. This one had eluded me for quite some time, and having it grace my turntable is an honor.
#marzettewatts #byardlancaster#cliffordthornton#sonnysharrock#karlberger#juneybooth #henrygrimes