11.02.2012 г.

The Lightmen - 1970 - Free As You Wanna Be

JUDNELL LP 1001 1970

Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Flute – Ronnie Laws
Bass – Ed Rose
Conga – Mike O'Connor
Drums – Bubbha Thomas, William Jefferies
Guitar – Kenny Abair
Tenor Sax – Doug Harris
Trombone – Joe Singleton
Trumpet – Carl Adams

Recorded on 26th June 1970.

Here's the title track from this incredibly rare Texas joint on Judnell. The first recording of the Lightmen, before they went on to produce Fancy Pants and Energy Control Center as the "plus one" line-up.
Since people of African decent in America began to openly question the constitution of the United States over their rights as American citizens, a new frontier of thinking among all the people has developed. Among those in the struggle in Houston, Texas, Bubbha Thomas is very active in fighting to achieve not only our civil rights but out human rights as well. I asked him at a Sunday morning rehearsal, "How free are black people in America? ... after giving the question some serious thought, Bubbha replied, "free as they wanna be." With the answer to the question came the name to a tune i had written, the title tune of this album. After the head of tune, there should be no sense of time; each muscian has the freedom to be free musically, as he can imagine himself. 

9.02.2012 г.

Nathan Davis - 1972 - 6th Sense In The 11th House

Label: Segue – SEG-1002
Released: 1972
Genre: Jazz
Style: Modal

Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Directed By [Musical Director] – Nathan Davis
Bass – Richard Davis
Drums – Alan Dawson
Liner Notes – Bill Powell
Piano – Roland Hanna
Producer – George Bacasa

Recorded By, Mixed By – Olaf Kuuskler
Recorded at WRS Recording Studios, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

8.02.2012 г.

Pete Yellin - 1973 - It's The Right Thing

Label: Mainstream Records  
Catalog#: MRL 397  
Format: Vinyl, LP, Gatefold
Released: 1973 

Credits: Acoustic Guitar - Jack Wilkins , Roland Prince 
Bass [Acoustic, Fender] - Clint Houston 
Congas - Lawrence Killian 
Drums - Darryl Washington , David Lee, Jr. 
Electric Piano - Hal Galper 
Flute - Mario Rivera (2) , Pete Yellin* 
Percussion - Angel Allendй* 
Producer - Bob Shad 
Saxophone [Alto] - Pete Yellin* 
Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano, Baritone] - Mario Rivera (2) 
Trombone - Barry Rogers

6.02.2012 г.

Horace Tapscott - 1979 - Live at I.U.C.C

Label: Nimbus West Records 357
Released: 1979

Recorded February to June 1979 at the Imannuel United Church of Christ, 85th and Holmes, Los Angeles.The U.G.M.A.A (Union Of God's Musicians & Artists Ascension) Foundation was involved.

Bass – Alan Hines, Roberto Miranda
Drums – Billy Hinton 
Flute – Adele Sebastian, Aubrey Hart 
Percussion – Daa'oud Woods
Piano, Co-producer – Horace Tapscott
Saxophone [Baritone] – John Williams
Saxophone [Soprano] – Billy Harris
Saxophone [Tenor] – Sabia Matteen
Trombone – Lester Robinson 

1.02.2012 г.

Billy Harper - 1980 - The Believer

Billy Harper - 1980 -  The Believer
Label: Baystate – RVJ-6083,
Released: 1980
Style: Modal

Bass – Greg Maker
Composed By – Billy Harper
Coordinator – Missey Cecil
Design – Masatami Togo
Drums – Malcolm Pinson
Engineer [Assistant] – Garry Rindfuss, Garry Rindfuss
Engineer [Recording & Mixing ] – Bill Sheniman*
Mastered By – Tohru Kotetsu
Photography By [Additional] – David Tan
Photography By [Cover] – Yasuhina Yoneda
Piano – Armen Donelian
Producer – Fumimaru Kawashiwa, Yoshio Ozawa
Tenor Saxophone – Billy Harper
Trumpet – Everett Hollins

Recorded February, 15, 1980 at Power Station Studios, NYC