2 February 2008

GEORGE BRAITH - MUSART






















George Braith
for Prestige from 1967.
Reposted but this time from a clean 3rd pressing which I recently picked up -its in good shape unlike the 1st press rip I originally posted:

Here's a real rarity from the great George Braith which was cut for Prestige in 1967 .I knew nothing about this fantastic piece of wax until I came across this review at Waxidermy
"One of the most unique & beautiful jazz albums I've ever heard! Sounds ranging from exotica with wordless female vocals, to free jazz - often all within the same track. Worlds away from the typical one dimensional soul jazz that Prestige was cranking out at the time, and from most jazz albums that came before it, or after it on any label. For those unfamiliar with Braith, he is most well know as one of the few horn players to embrace Roland Kirks' sticking a bunch of saxophones in your mouth technique. Far from having a large body of work (3 Blue Note lp's and one other on Prestige, if I'm not mistaken) this is considered by many to be his masterpiece. But, his other records are quite good, though different and and a bit more conventional. Highly recommended."
Once I read this I was on the hunt for a copy straight away-having all the Blue Notes he recorded I knew this lp would be a killer and I wasn't wrong.This is how Braith introduces the music in the liner notes.
"My love for sounds has introduced me to improvisational music.Many players are searching for instruments with varied temperaments.The search is justifiable since a definite number of sound vibrations striking one's ears will always produce a tone of a certain pitch.In so called dissonance there is much beauty untold.Spontaneous music fires the imagination ,provokes thought,and provides a keen sense of enjoyment."
320 rip from original vinyl-no reissues.

12 comments:

Jeffrey said...

THANK YOU!!!! Supposedly there is a George Braith box set that was made some years ago, but I haven't been able to find it. This is a real treat!

Errol said...

Never heard of the guy but the write-up said to me I needed to take a listen and it was well worth it. Thanks for sharing.

John V said...

bacoso-thanks so much for this!I dld your post of this last time and have been enjoying it since!The upgrade is much appreciated & thank you once again for introducing me to it in the first place.

John V.

king said...

Bacoso, I will say only this:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And one hundred times more: THANK YOU!

roberto t. said...

The longer the wait, the bigger the joy! Thank you, Bacoso. I hope that your posts (the other Braith on Prestige is a wonder) will do justice to this overlooked musician (folks, check his 3 Blue Notes reissue), still playing on street corners and recording a little. Another big thank you!!!

the doc said...

Thanks for this!! Do you have titles for the first 2 songs?

bacoso said...

DOC:
DELS THEME/LAURA

bobhowe said...

You really are coming up with some interesting stuff. I've never even seen half these records never mind heard them and I've been collecting over thirty years. Thank you for sharing.

ghostrancedance said...

Thank you!

silkfarm said...

Really good...thank you.

Ryan said...

thanks bacoso for george braith - musart.

abend said...

Brilliant! Thanks for this rarity!