15 June 2008
GARY BARTZ - ANOTHER EARTH
Gary Bartz for Milestone from 1968
Charles Tolliver (trumpet), Gary Bartz (alto sax), Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax), Stanley Cowell (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Freddie Waits (drums)
A fantastic album of spritual jazz-Dusty Groove on the case:
Another Earth is amazing one of the first lps that Gary Bartz ever cut done during a time when he'd been working with Max Roach and a super-hip group of younger soul jazz players who would go onto shape the sound of the 70s. Bartz leads a group that includes Stanley Cowell, Freddy Waits, Charles Tolliver, Pharoah Sanders, and Reggie Workman -- and the music sounds like it was lifted from one of the best albums on Strata East from the 70s. There's no funk, no vocals, no weird rhythms just pure spiritual jazz, played to perfection, and filled with a creative vitality that most of the players had lost a few years later.
Ripped @320 from the Milestone cd reissue in 1998.