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...