Aug 28, 2012

Jazz Supreme - Spiritual Love Is Everywhere



barabara sounds sez:  
The fourth in the Jazz Supreme series, and it follows pretty closely the template of the previous volume, featuring a succession of heavy-hitting tracks (mostly) from that golden age of 70s spiritual jazz, spiced with a few tasty numbers from the early 60s, and even before that. It kicks off — obviously and appropriately — with Pharoah and barely lets up, with Mike Westbrook and Michael Garrick again added to the mix, closing with the wonderful Bill Evans' Peace Piece.

And, just like last time around, there are also a couple of clunkers thrown in — or at least non-sequiturs. Compiler Toru Hashimoto must have had a serious infatuation with Elliott Smith (or perhaps the record company was leaning on him hard) but he (Smith) just doesn't belong in this company. And why Hashimoto picked just about the one throwaway track from Shepp's entire immense back catalog — personally I find Cal Massey's five-year-old daughter's warbling quite unlistenable — when there are so many other possibilities is hard to understand.

But even so, even so, even so… it's not a bad comp at all. And although jazz heads will know 'em all, it's still nice to hear your old favorites spliced in a new sequence. Spiritual Love IS everywhere, especially if you're taking it with you in your iPod…

trax: 
01. Pharoah Sanders – Love Is Everywhere
02. Mike Westbrook Concert Band – Love Song No.2
03. Elliott Smith – Waltz #2 (XO)
04. Michael White – The Blessing Song
05. Gary Bartz NTU Troop – I've Known Rivers
06. Stanley Clarke – Unexpected Days 
07. The Michael Garrick Trio – First Born  
08. Dorothy Ashby – Come Live With Me 
09. Ramsey Lewis – Les Fleur 
10. Archie Shepp – Quiet Dawn
11. Yusef Lateef – Brother John
12. Prince Lasha Quintet – Congo Call
13. Paul Gonsalves Quartet – Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick
14. Bill Evans – Peace Piece


15 comments:

taro nombei said...
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Anonymous said...

The spirit is but a partial download - Bill Evans Peace Piece lost in the ether?

Anonymous said...

just want to say thanks for these wonderful jazz supreme comps...i'm listening constantly to them...keep doing what you're doing! great stuff...
ps. would be great if you could upload part 2 of the spiritual love comp...*-)

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the jazzstronaut said...

Yea TN, feeling that spiritual love...and will be spreading it too!!!

john said...

Some good stuff on this series - thank you sounds.

Wopje said...

Any chance for re-uploading these jazz supreme series? All links dead :(

Unknown said...

I would love to hear this as well. Can't seem to find it anywehere on the web!

Anonymous said...

And in case you were still looking…
Spiritual love is here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?7rs4hq5d4cbe8bx

Let me know if it reaches you too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! Beautiful music with Bill Evans as a perfect contemplative finale - sure did reach me!

Now only missing a Maiden Blue Voyage ...

dan-the-man

Anonymous said...

thnx for yr efforts and spreading the L.O.V.E.!!!!

Anonymous said...

million thanks for the upload and essentially the reup! however the 3rd track Elliott Smith – Waltz #2 (XO) appears to be missing in the reup archive.
writing this in hopes of obtaining this file :)
thanks for your time!

Anonymous said...

@ anon

here you go...
http://www.mediafire.com/?bg69205fnyuw4dc

Unknown said...

wow, thank you so much! i was wondering if anyone has the cover(s) in some decent digital quality (>=700px) too — there's not even much to google for this particular compilation...

Anonymous said...

thanks!!!!love!!!!