Sunday, October 24, 2010

Marion Brown: Porto Novo

Bought this from Downtown Music Gallery years ago and just realized it's OOP and ripe for posting.
Absolutely love this record.  Altena is really low in the mix and Bennink is also poorly recorded, but just batters the kit.  Brown is well recorded and incredibly lyrical throughout. Notably "Improvisation" has a solo sax intro that will have you shaking your head as you play it over and over again.  It pairs perfectly and seamlessly with "Sound Structure" just before it, which is a very balanced trio piece with all three musicians just killing it throughout.
Tracks 6 and 7 are Marion Brown and the great Leo Smith forming the Creative Improvisational Ensemble.
Great stuff.

Tracks 1-5
Marion Brown, as
Maarten van Regteren Altena, b
Han Bennink, d

Tracks 6 & 7
Marion Brown: as, perc
Leo Smith: trumpet, perc

CD rip @320:

1 comment:

  1. Zorchman here...Glad you liked the Abrew 78s I posted. I'd like to meet you (and your violin?)sometime.

    I'm usually at the Coffee Exchange on Wickendon Sunday afternoons.