Apr 4, 2012


dusted mag sez:
…an absolute original that flies in the same circles as some of the greatest jazz and soul records of the early '70s. Maulawi Nururdin's Maulawi covers a staggering landscape, and does a virtual Sherman's March across the territories of funk, blues, post-Palladium latin jazz, samba, and his own unique take on the outtasphere; burning it all down with punishing resolve, and reviving it all in his own image. Maulawi, Nururdin's solo album that died a commercial death shortly after its 1974 release, reveals a palette of compositional depth and sonic intelligence that Nururdin would have had a tough time topping had he recorded again. The product of an era rife with social and political tension, this work highlights a street-hot assembly of musicians as they document their composer/bandleader's detailed, colloquial vision.

barabara sounds sez:
Spiritual but gritty, hip, compelling and percussive, Maulawi is (as Dusted points out) something like a cross between Miles (Evil Live era) and Curtis at his Chi-town funkiest. Intrigued? You should be. If you've never heard this lost-classic one-of-a-grooving-kind album — originally on the Strata label but reissued on Universal Sound — then you're in for a major treat. Enjoy it while you can. 

Street rap; Root In 7/4 plus; Eltition; Naima; Sphynx rabbit.


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Reza said...

Was playing this only the other day, there's talk of a lot of the Strata catalogue being reissued including some never released albums


maheem said...

Thanx for this gem!

Anonymous said...

damn homes,
looks like this shit flies

Art Simon said...

Awesome! I'm loving it, and just astounded what's still out there that I haven't heard. Thanks so much.

Miles said...

Intrigued indeed. Can't wait to check it out. Thanks so much!

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taro nombei said...

@ maheem, @ anon, @Art Simon, @ Miles

@ reza
thanks for that link, excellent background detail.
does that mean Lyman Woodard was playing the organ donated by Lennon? Whatever, I'd love to hear whatever else they've got in the vaults there!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to hear this, and new to your blog. Thanks!

steve said...

Wow! This is really cool! Thanks for letting us hear this rare treat!

Tako said...

please reupload it, i want to listen maulawi))

Amir said...

Yes, the Strata Catalog is being reissued and most of it is being released for the first time. My name is Amir, and I releasing the Strata catalog on my label 180 Proof. The first release was the Kenny Cox Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise in January. Please visit www.180-proof.com for further info.


taro nombei said...

Hey Amir,

That's great to hear — such excellent music needs to be out there. I've seen the first releases here in Tokyo and I'll be looking out for more.

Keep up the great work and all the best!