Mar 27, 2010

sunny murray's untouchable factor - "apple cores"

barabara sounds sez:
Spiritual, righteous, rare. What more can you say about this album? Just look at all the people involved... This is ripped from the CD reissue of the Baystate album (though the cover art was lifted from the philly jazz imprint which I found here on Discogs). Enjoy... I think you will!

If this is your bag, then go check out Charred Earth, which Sunny Murray recorded with a very different, smaller version of the 'untouchable factor' aggregation, also for Baystate. It's available over here...

One of the hippest, tightest sessions ever recorded by drummer Sunny Murray -- a large group set recorded with his Untouchable Factor group -- a great ensemble that includes Frank Foster on soprano sax, Oliver Lake and Arthur Blythe on alto saxes, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone, Don Pullen on piano, and Cecil McBee and Fred Hopkins on bass! The sound is somewhat straighter than Murray's free jazz of a few years before -- almost in the mode that Foster was exploring with some of his large ensembles of the 70s -- a platform for righteous jazz expression, but in a way that's still tied together strongly with a sense of rhythm. Other players on the group include the enigmatic Youseff Yancy on a host of instruments, including theremin -- plus the under-recorded Monette Sudler on guitar. Some tracks are a bit more outside than others -- and titles include "Past Perfect Tense", "One Down & One Up", "Applebluff", "Apple Cores", and "New York Maze".

Sunny Murray: drums; Frank Foster: soprano sax (1, 2, 3); Oliver Lake: alto sax (2); Jimmy Vass: alto sax (1, 3); Don Pullen: piano (1, 2, 3); Monnette Sudler: guitar (1, 2, 3, 4); Cecil McBee: bass (1, 2, 3); Fred Hopkins: bass (4); Hamiet Bluiett: baritone sax (4); Arthur Blythe: alto sax (4); Abdul Zahir Batin: flute, whistles, percussion (5); Youseff Yancy: trumpet, flugelhorn, theremin, various electro-acoustical sound manipulating devices (1, 3, 4, 5); Sonny Brown: drums (5)

27 comments:

taro nombei said...

much like the music, comments are free ;-)

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E-mile said...

TN, already know this one, great album & excellent post! check out my latest post in (jazzy) wah-wah stuff, you might like (some of) it [:-)
peace, E-mile

playjazzloud said...

thx for sharing looking forward to checking this out.

taro nombei said...

Hey E-mile,
I'll be right over to you place in a Tokyo minute...
cheers!

taro nombei said...

@ playjazzloud

thanks for dropping by. I'm going to be having a good look around your offerings. That Curtis Amy clip is great!

Anyone else, get over there now and check it out...
Here: http://bit.ly/d56TL9

motown_jazz said...

I'm intrigued by this recording of Sonny Murray's. I look forward to listening to it.

taro nombei said...

@motown_jaz
thanks for dropping by! hope you like it as much as i do!

DEFGRAFIX said...

yacketayakking jazz rats screaming vomiting whispering facts and memories and anecdotes and eyeball kicks and shocks of hospitals and jails and wars,
whole intellects disgorged in total recall for seven days and nights with brilliant eyes, meat for the Hare Krsna cast on the pavement
who vanished into Nowhere Zen Newly erected London labour kulture temples leaving a trail! of ambiguous picture postcards of Tate Moderny so alternative architecture Turbine Hall Tyburn tree!
...

taro nombei said...

@ DEF
um yes possibly if you say so

kj said...

great stuff and great site. thanks for sharing...

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Hi TN!!

Just dropped by to see what´s going on in your blog and found this, interested to hear what´s it like.. Thanks :)

taro nombei said...

@ kj

thanks, you're very welcome!

taro nombei said...

@ Hoochie Coochie man

glad to see you here, thanks for dropping by.
enjoy!
TN

modjazzmaniac said...

Thanks! Looking forward to this.

Astroblack said...

Awesome! I love this record SO much after just one listen. New York Maze is simply incredible. Thanks a million.

Astroblack said...

Awesome! I love this record SO much. Had not heard before your post. New York Maze is incredible. Thanks a million.

taro nombei said...

@ modjazzmaniac
you're welcome.

@ Astroblack
amen!

Jake Shields said...

Great find - i did not know this album.

taro nombei said...

@ Jake Shields

thanks for dropping by.
what's up with your blog these days?

MFS Equipe ♪ said...

What a stuff! Thanx!

taro nombei said...

@ MFS Equipe ♪

Ain't it great? Thanks for the comment!

gesualda said...

long lost vinyl...
I had this years ago and will be thrilled to hear it again, I've been looking and looking everywhere....
thank you

taro nombei said...

@ gesualda

You're very welcome. It still sounds great to me.

chris_c said...

thanks for your great choices, esp the barabara classics - no waste of hard-drive there! cheers - please keep it going.

Hookfinger said...

Hey TN - just stumbled across your site. See lots of my friends have been here. Found a some great stuff here. Thanks for sharing. looking forward to poking around a bit more in the future.

taro nombei said...

@ Hookfinger
Hey, I was just nosing around your place the other day.
You've got some wonderful shares over there too... You're on the barabara sounds blog roll now!
Nice to see you here — and hope you enjoy what you find :-)
cheers!

Tom said...

Thank you your blog is awesome!