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Initial post: 24 Nov 2012 10:12:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 10:14:28 GMT
Elastic Rock says:
You know, the obscure ones Gilles Peterson always seems to dig out ( Spirit of the New Land etc...) More ideas in this general direction would be greatly appreciated....the more obscure the better.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 10:26:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 10:27:08 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Pharaoh Sanders's "Our Roots (Began In Africa)" probably fits the bill: Message From Home.

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 11:35:13 GMT
Elastic Rock says:
Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity (1964)
Alice Coltrane - Huntington Ashram Monastery (1969)
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Bap-Tizum (1972)
Charles Tyler Ensemble - Charles Tyler Ensemble (1966)
Clifford Thornton - Ketchaoua (1969)
David S. Ware - Godspelized (1998)
Don Cherry - Eternal Rhythm (1968)
Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1963)
Duke Ellington & Mahalia Jackson - Black, Brown, & Beige (1958)
Frank Lowe - Black Beings (1975)
Frank Wright - Church Number 9 (1973)
Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits (1964)
Grachan Moncur III - Echoes of Prayer (1974)
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang - Ask the Sun (1991)
Hannibal Marvin Peterson - The Angels of Atlanta (1981)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964)
Jonas Hellborg - The Word (1991)
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre - Humility in the Light of the Creator (1969)
Larry Young - Lawrence Of Newark (1973)
Mary Lou Williams - Mary Lou's Mass (1975)
Mtume Umoja Ensemble - Alkebu-Lan: Land of the Blacks (1972)
Nicole Mitchell & The Black Earth Ensemble - Afrika Rising (2002)
Pharoah Sanders - Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun) (1970)
Sun Ra - discipline 27-II (1973)
Wadada Leo Smith - Kulture Jazz
Wynton Marsalis - In This House, On This Morning (1992)
Yusef Lateef/Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Orchestra - In the Garden (2003)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 13:04:54 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Does early Gil Scott-Heron fit the bill? If so all his Flying Dutchman label output is out on 10 December on this box set;

The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 13:09:40 GMT
Elastic Rock says:
Thanks for the heads up on that Brass. Didn't know that was coming out. Lets hope they do the same with Leon Thomas etc. Great label.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Nov 2012 13:13:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Nov 2012 13:33:29 GMT
Brass Neck says:
And Sainsbury's are doing it pre-order for 16.99 which seems a considerable bargain. Putting my order in now!

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 17:30:09 GMT
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Posted on 2 Dec 2012 00:10:20 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Julian Priester Love, Love

Posted on 2 Dec 2012 04:17:54 GMT
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Posted on 15 Jun 2013 14:40:04 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Moon Germs

The Land of Spirit and Light Probably not funky, but definitely spacey/spiritual 1970's style.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2013 12:36:41 BDT
Now that IS a classic

Posted on 3 Jul 2013 22:51:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jul 2013 22:55:17 BDT
Solar Fox says:
Latin Skin

Wonderland Cool

Slowly Surely

Sorry, they may not be what you're after ER, but i know they've been on Giles' worldwide radio show in the past.

Posted on 4 Jul 2013 02:41:47 BDT
S. R. Tulip says:
Forget Giles and just stick with Sun Ra.

Posted on 6 Jul 2013 11:54:43 BDT
Mr. A. Sawka says:
Dwight TribleCosmic

Posted on 7 Jul 2013 20:03:04 BDT
Mr. A. Sawka says:
ready for pre- release orders and worth checking out is Detroit jazz composers ltdThe Hastings Street Jazz Experience

Posted on 9 Jul 2013 18:24:13 BDT
Bruce says:
The definitive sound of funky space jazz for me is the much-sampled Stratus by Billy Cobham!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Sep 2013 15:04:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Sep 2013 15:19:05 BDT
mancheeros says:
Eddie Henderson - Anthology Vol.2 : The Capricorn Years (Realization/Inside Out)

Eddie Henderson - Sunburst

Eddie Henderson - Heritage

Donald Byrd - Electric Byrd

Charles Earland - Leaving the Planet

Charles Earland - Odyssey

Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions

Lonnie Liston Smith - Cosmic Funk And Spiritual Sounds

and maybe...

Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin'

Posted on 27 Oct 2013 01:17:59 BDT
Mark Porter says:
Right on SR! Virtually any Sun Ra album has "space" tracks. Some indeed feature a "space voice" (apparently somebody singing into a conch shell, with special miking).

Posted on 27 Oct 2013 01:29:24 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2013 01:24:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2013 05:19:25 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
I'm not sure if he was the first to use the conch shell in jazz, but Steve Turre related when he played in Rahsaan Roland Kirk's band in 1970 Kirk brought one along to gigs, but never used it and it just hung around his neck on several dates until one night some drunks where disrupting things and Kirk just blew one note with his ,characteristic, circular breathing technique for several minutes until everyone noticed and fell silent . Turre himself was so fascinated by its use that he borrowed Kirk's conch and was later recognised as a virtuoso of the instrument.

Posted on 27 Oct 2013 05:44:36 GMT
Mark Porter says:
ASIN:B000091NM7 ? Is that the name of the band???

Posted on 27 Oct 2013 05:47:48 GMT
Mark Porter says:
The things that hung round Rahsaan's neck were legion! I remember seeing him in London circa 1970. He appeared to be wearing a plastic jump-suit - sartorially dubious, but the music was great.

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Posted on 29 Oct 2013 07:38:47 GMT
Mark Porter says:
Sur Ra's "space voice": Correction and Amplification -

In my earlier post I said a conch shell was used - actually it was a ram's horn (of course!). And the voicer was Art Jenkins - a regular black singer until Sonny got hold of him. He asked Art to summon up his African heritage, and sing wordlessly in a space manner - simple enough eh? But life with Sun Ra was never routine ....
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