Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Amiri Baraka-It's Nation Time (1972)

All In The Street
Come See About Me
Peace In Place
Bad News
Wha's Gonna Happen
Kutoa Umola
Come Back Pharoah
Who Will Survive
How Africans
The Spirit Of Creation
It's Nation Time
Pull The Covers Off
Pamoja Tutashinde

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jihad - Black and Beautiful / Soul and Madness (1968)

Beautiful Black Woman
Miss Natural Soul
Form is Emptiness
Mishap (So Much Soul)
Nineteen Sixty-Something
Sacred Chant

Bobby Lyle
Russell Lyle
Aireen Eternal
Gilbert Monk
Yusef Iman
Freddie Johnson
Leonard Cathcart
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

Link c/o NOTHING IS V2.0 where you will find the other 2 Jihad releases.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York Art Quartet ‎(1964)

Sweet - Black Dada Nihilismus
No. 6
Roswell Rudd - trombone
John Tchicai - alto saxophone
Milford Graves - drums
Lewis Worrell - bass
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) - recitation

DIG the UPENN Amiri Baraka collection

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Black Artists Group in Paris

Aries 1973

Echos (Bowie, Lake, Shaw, Le Flore, Carroll)
Something To Play On (Shaw)
Re-Cre-A-Tion (Lake)
OLCSJBFLBC (Bowie, Lake, Shaw, Le Flore, Carroll)

The Black Artists Group was an unit not unlike that of The Art Ensemble of Chicago. Except they only recorded this one document and it only came out in France on a label named after the group. This is squeaky, spindly stuff and very OPEN and a good indication of what was happening in the early 70's with members Oliver Lake (later of the infamous World Saxophone Quartet) and Joseph Bowie (Art Ensemble's Lester Bowie's bro, later to start Defunkt).

-Thurston Moore via Grand Royale magazine