1989
Label: Sound Aspects Records - sas 030 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Jazz
Portrait Of Jannina - A. Spencer Barefield* - After The End (Vinyl, LP, Album)

The Art Esemble of Chicago pay tribute to a surprising range of influences – from Duke Ellington to Otis Redding to Fela Kuti and Jimi Hendrix – but all in a set that's still filled with plenty of their trademark creative improvisation, too! In a way, the record's a great illustration of the changes that had come to the AACM over the course of two decades – still bold enough to break.

A great 2-in-1 CD that combines two of Nina's best late 60s LPs! Wild Is The Wind was issued during the period when Nina Simone was being given more and more freedom to express herself in a unique way that blended jazz, soul, and folk into a very memorable style. The record features Nina's classic "Four Women", a haunting portrait of 4 different women, and the personal struggles they face.

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This album paired the then husband-and-wife team of Michael Mantler and Carla Bley, one composition for large orchestra per LP side. Bley's "3/4" for piano and orchestra is a lovely, romantic locomotive of a piece, its clockwork rhythms dancing and chugging along, offering occasional peaks of .

Sun Symphonica is a 19 minute epic that has it all. Some melodic intro-parts with optimistic vocals, some almost gothic-like folk parts (the bombastic, intensive sound is hard to discribe), trippy acid rhythms, orchestral string sections playing accents, vocals as if screaming from the highest mountain and a part with a lot of different solo's on different instruments.


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