14 November 2006

PHAROAH SANDERS - LIVE AT THE EAST



















Another spiritual jazz gem- "Live at the East" is one of the most consistently and astonishingly brilliant albums Pharoah Sanders has ever put out. This is somewhat surprising as Sanders was without both pianist Lonnie Liston Smith and vocalist Leon Thomas, both of whom contributed heavily to his previous albums and their success. In their place, Sanders had a pianist and a percussionist who would be part of his music for the next several years-- Joe Bonner and Lawrence Killian. In addition, a pair of musicians who would go on to enormous careers in other forms of music- bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Norman Connors, appear here. The result is nothing short of astounding. The three pieces have the same vibe that most of Sanders' early work does- that spiritually informed free jazz sound. But with Clarke and bassist Cecil McBee, the pieces virtually all end up as features for the bass-- it's stunning to hear just how advanced Clarke, known for his electric bass skills, is on the upright. Opener (and lengthiest track) "Healing Song" is probably the most like Sanders' early work, with the leader stating the theme passionately before moving into an extended improv that included a fantastic bass duet. "Lumkili" revolves around drones, ringing percussion, and moaned vocals, and really serves as a framing for an extended bass dialog. "Memories of J.W. Coltrane" seems to point towards the far future-a fairly conventional theme statement over a framing piano line again with just unnervingly brilliant basswork and really gives Sanders a chance to show how stunning his reed playing is. Reviewed by Michael Stack.

This was briefly available in Japan on cd in 2004 but now long gone.This post is ripped from the original vinyl on Impulse.

19 comments:

Payola said...

'healing song' was damaged in my download - did anyone else hav this problem?

sawanotsuru said...

yup same here...

Ornette said...

And me...

julioxo said...

To me also it has given error me
It says to me: "the file is damaged"

sawanotsuru said...

hey Bacoso!

please re up the broken track from this and MASABUMI KIKUCHI

PLEEEEEEAAAAAASSE

xmnr0x23 said...

Again, the recovery record does the job. Repaired! No need for a re-up.

bacoso said...

as my good friend xmnr0x23 says:the recovery record does the job!!!!
try this- Double click the .rar file and right click on the music folder. Select "repair archive" and a small window will appear proccessing the repair. You dont have to do something other than wait for it to finish. When it is over, a new .rar archive is created, with the repaired files in it. Unrar from this new file and you are done...

sawanotsuru said...

wow

i'll buy that for a dollar!

thanks

wooodenelephant said...

great tip. should mean less tears before bedtime.
bacoso, i noticed the late coltrane album you posted recently has completely disappeared. even if you had to remove the download for legal reasons, surely you can leave the article up? (or failing that a reminder of the album's title would be appreciated)

bacoso said...

WOODENELEPHANT- IT WAS KULU SE MAMA AND I PULLED IT AS THE SHARE WAS DELETED WITHIN A DAY OF POSTING.THUS THERE WAS NO POINT LEAVING THE POST UP AS I WOULD GET REQUESTS TO RE-UP IT WHICH I AM NOT GOING TO DO FOR REASONS PREVIOUSLY STATED IN THIS BLOG.KULU SE MAMA IS EASY TO GET HOLD OF ON CD-TRY AMAZON OR CD UNIVERSE.

Anonymous said...

sorry i wrote something similar in the kikuchi comments...but i am on a macintosh and i am having a lot of problems getting the messed up RARs to work. is anyone using a mac and has anyone successfully worked this issue out?
thank you very much.

Ornette said...

I'm also on a Mac and cannot find any rar repair software apart from a command line download which I'm too scared to use.

Anonymous said...

I don't see a "repair archive" command on the right-click menu. I'm using something called QuickZip. What application do I need to get the "repair archive" command? Thanks.

xmnr0x23 said...

Winrar, at least and there's probably that can do that.

julioxo said...

By fín repaired Files and clean unloading Thanks

GeeeFlat said...

Hi bacoso, how are things? I came back to check up on the site after having moved and therfore been off line for a while and was delighted with your postings again. Couldn't wait to hear the Pharoah and the Kikuchi, but as the other mac users, I can not download them... apparently non of us can... :( Would it be too much to ask (beg) for a re-upload for your fellow followers?

Gregory said...

I have been searching for this album for years and years. :Healing Song" is one of the most beautiful pieces Pharoah has ever done. It has Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke both playing bass -- amazing! The bummer is, this file appears to be corrupt. I have downloaded 2-3 times and it never uncompresses properly. Could you check the file and possibly re-post? I would be immensely grateful!!

BreadCity said...

any chance of seeing this again? you are one of the people who introduced me to pharoah, and i can't get enough!

klakadak said...

Link dead!
:(
I could swear it was alive only an hour ago.