Working with Bowie seems to have made such an impression on this prolific free jazz saxophonist, that they went and recorded another Bowie album without Bowie. Or with Bowie still with them, inside their minds and hearts.
I would have gladly shared the song called Glory, as the dynamics in that piece will make your ears cry with joy. However, it doesn’t seem to be available on Youtube, therefore consider starting from the beginning and going beyond now.
Few years ago I’ve seen wonderful Archie Shepp in concert. Even though he’s not, to say the least, young (born in 1937) he was so energetic and full of drive, pure fire. Recently I found very unusual disk by him: “Phat Jam in Milano”, recorded in 2007 (yes, he was 70 years old at that time). This is a live recording with Napoleon Maddox (yes, a rapper). Very interesting, I’d say.
My favourite jazz reviewer is Scott Yanow. But today I found out that I strongly disagree — for the first time — with one of his reviews.
The review of John Coltrane’s “Live at the Village Vanguard Again!” says:
John Coltrane plays […] with great beauty on “Naima,” but Pharoah Sanders’ ferocious screeching […] largely ruins the almost-sacred ballad.
In my opinion, the contrast between mellow Coltrane’s tones and severe aggressiveness of Sanders brings the colour to the piece which otherwise would be unbearably boring in this format. What do you think?