5 October 2013

MARION BROWN - AWOFOFORA





















Marion Brown for Discomate Japan from 1976.

Alto Saxophone – Marion Brown ; Trumpet – Ambrose Jackson ; Bass – Fred Hopkins ; Bass Guitar, Guitar  – Billy "Spaceman" Patterson ; Drums – Chris Henderson ; Guitar – Rene Arlain ; Percussion – Ed Blackwell, Juuma Santos Producer – Yoshio Ozawa 

First time out in blogland for this Japanese only rarity from Marion Brown for the one off Vista Series.Somewhat surprisingly this has yet to make a reissue in any format.
Afro Caribbean and spiritual jazz influences abound in the often joyful music but the real bomb here is "Pepi's Tempo" with Brown, Jackson and Arlain ripping it up over a driving bed of latin percussion and a bad ass bass line.Tough...


32 comments:

Bacoso said...

MP3:
http://www.adrive.com/public/5yNst8/Marion Brown.rar

FLAC:
http://www.adrive.com/public/J3YBKy/Marion Brown FLAC.rar

brian said...

fantastic... what a treat... what a rare record... thanks!

Doug S. said...

A beauty. Grateful to have this. Thanks a million!

Nick said...

Great - thanks

Bombshelter Slim said...

A rarity indeed! Wow...

Miles said...

Bocoso...

You just made my day! This will see me through for months to come, maybe even beyond. My thanks to you for sharing it. Regards.

Harvey Dog said...

Awesome! Thanks - always appreciate hearing some (new to me) Marion Brown. John

katonah said...

Not seen this one this before, the highest quality posts continues unabated.

Off now for a listen ...

Many thanks Mr B.

Igor said...

Completely new for me too. Hats off, Bacoso. Where the hell did you find this?

Franco said...

Thanks very much for this offering Bacoso!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Bacoso!

corvimax said...

impossible but true, thank you

boogieman said...

I wasn't convinced at first but after a second listen I got into it or it got into me. Solid groove!

Hanimex 3000 said...

waaaaaah.

ushaped said...

Wow! Thank you!

Now all we need is Grachan Moncur III's Shadows to turn up!

All the best,

Jazzjet said...

Wonderful. Many thanks, Bacoso.

djh62uk said...

Many Thanks for this. Completely unknown to me, made my morning. The trumpet reminds me of the late great Harry Beckett.

Solomon said...

Thank you!

Hookfinger said...

Ooooohhhh, yeah! many,many thanks!!

GuitarGus said...

Thanks Bacoso
A lovely album !
Cheers

Arcturus said...

very sweet, thank you!

klakadak said...

Thanks a million for this rare Marion Brown! Much apprecieated!

Bhowani said...

great share, bacoso ! thanks beaucoup !

Dingen said...

lovely, thanks for sharing!

E-mile said...

Amen.... a deep bow to you Sir!
I waited for my comment after I actually lissened to it, and oh boy, was I in for a TREAT! thank you Bacoso, for unravelling yet another immensly sweet piece of jazz-history
peace, E-mile

Sean Smith said...

In 1984 I saw Marion open for James Blood Ulmer and it made me wonder if they had any previous connection, as at that show Marion's free-jazz blowing really had nothing in common with Ulmer's "harmolodic" funk-rock (he was showcasing the great "Odyssey" album at the time). The somewhat "On the Corner"-esque jams on this album album fit the pieces together a little... it was recorded in New York and one of the guitarists, Billy "Spaceman" Patterson was featured on a previous Ulmer album (and also did some genre-hopping later with the likes of LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane & Teddy Pendergrass). Highlight for me is the freaky & fun "Mangoes". Thanks and cheers.

Unknown said...

Was missing that one too!
You're a star Sir!
Thanks!

Unknown said...

Was missing that one too!
You're a star Sir!
Thanks!

Unknown said...

Was missing that one too!
You're a star Sir!
Thanks!

Yliabeat said...

Thank you!!

-Otto- said...

Rhank you,Bacoso!

-Otto- said...

Let's try that again:

Thank you, Bacoso!