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I've Known Rivers And Other Bodies

7 July 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Universal Music Group International
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Fantasy, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:18:23
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  • ASIN: B001KHIZ4A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,426 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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By dave copeland on 5 Dec 2012
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Contains the excellent spiritual track I've Known Rivers from what is probably one of Gary's more progressive jazz albums, heavily influenced by John Coltrane.
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By PAUL NEEDHAM on 19 Aug 2014
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great years, great jazz 8 Jun 2007
By Lindemann Francois - Published on Amazon.com
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I was at the Montreux concert of Gary Bartz in July 1973. That same night Mc Cy tyner quartet gave us also one of the greatest concert he ever did. Also on Milestone album (unfortunately intiteled Mc Coy Turner(!) on the CD reissue)

Gary Bartz was playing like hell, and of course, more commonly by musicians in these days, like himself. (Kenny Garett was really influenced by his playing years later, but nobody noticed that) Gary was singing, ok that's fresh, but he was also singing in his horn, giving a special sound in some phrases. His ideas were coming from Trane and Sanders (and from his own, of course) but played on alto. Great moments. Why most of young cats today switched to tenor shortly after their studies? Most of them now sounds like everyone. This was the time of sounding like himself and not "like" some well known musicians.

Rythm section is fire, the Fender Rhodes screams like bells of Hell, the drums and bass are played quite "dirty", driving as if they were on formula one race cars. Jazz musicians allready tended to listen to rock, funk, (Sly Stone were one of the main influence) and knew about Trane, and Miles was not far...

Milestone waited 30 years to reissue this jewell

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Francois L. Switzerland
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Achieves five star quality in spots 13 May 2005
By Tyler Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Gary Bartz released this live-at-Montreaux album in 1973, a notoriously uncertain time for jazz musicians who were trying to negotiate musical waters being roiled by the popularity of rock, fusion, and funk, just to name a few of the more prominent influences of the day.

As I've noted in other reviews, the early '70s was by no means devoid of fine releases, but in general there was, it seems to me, an uncertainty of identity among many musicians during the period. Bartz was a prime example. In this often superb album, we hear plenty of his powerfully soulful and melodic sax playing, but we also hear occasional lapses into weaker material that seemed to be aimed at gaining a wider commercial audience.

Some of the occasionally dated feeling of the album comes from Bartz's vocals, which aren't altogether unsuccessful. On "Ju Ju Man," for example, his singing takes on the quality of a chant, appropriate to the song and its title. "I've Known Rivers," a musical adaptation of the Langston Hughes poem won't ever be held up as a classic vocal performance, but Bartz's voice is carried along nicely by his impressive rhythm section of Howard King, Stafford James and Hubert Eaves, and his attraction to the words of the poem seem sincere.

"Don't Fight That Feeling," on the other hand, is the kind of jazz-party tune that we heard too much of at the time. The lyrics and delivery are limp, and Bartz himself seems to fight the feeling of delivering a forced performance.

But the listener who can run this album down will often find that these objections are beside the point when Bartz really lets loose on alto and soprano sax. He has always been one of my favorite players, one who is never afraid to balance his muscular tone with a quality of lyrical song. The comment about "Don't Fight That Feelin'" aside, he also shows on this album that he was capably of delivering the funk without sounding dated at all, as on "Mama's Soul" and "Dr. Follow's Dance."

And he goes "outside" to great effect on the powerful "Warrior's Song." In short, "I've Known Rivers" successfully illustrates Bartz's ability to comfortably assimilate a wide variety of styles.

It was that restless search for new sounds, for a new way to assimilate all the possible influences of the day that made the music of Bartz, Joe Henderson and McCoy Tyner, to name three, fascinating to listen to in the '70s. But as "I've Known Rivers" also shows, it was difficult for these musicians to sort out the influences and synthesize them into something completely fresh and new.

This was album too long unavailable on CD. Give it a listen.
i know gary 7 Jan 2014
By G. ferguson - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a great live show. everybody having a great time. the players jam together . this is one of my all time favorites. please pick this up now. you will enjoy this music.
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Surprising 19 Oct 2009
By R. Bland - Published on Amazon.com
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Unrpredictable, ad-lib live recording. A few selections are easy to enjoy some are too "free jazz".
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