Re: COVER NOTE - nuits de la fondations maeg

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#1 Fri, 1994-08-26 13:48
Robert L. Campbell
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Re: COVER NOTE - nuits de la fondations maeg

Pedro, If the LPs you are referring to are original issues on the Shandar label (there is also a good LP reissue of one of the Ras, but beware of the wretched bootleg Ra CDs on Jazz View)-- The two Ras are good representations of his very large European tour band from 1970. They're a bit more diffuse than It's After the End of the World, though. The Aylers are indispensable. They're mellower than his ESPs but are far superior to any of the Impulses after Love Cry. Mary Maria Parks is present but her saccharine vocals are heard on just one track. Recording is rough-and-ready (a common problem with live Ayler), and the rhythm section, with Call Cobbs on piano and Allen Blairman, isn't the best, but it doesn't matter cause it's Albert all the way. Check out "Truth Is Marching In." "An ego as big as Armstrong's and twice as sentimental" is how the down beat reviewer put it back in 1971. rlc