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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New York Contemporary Five - Copenhagen 1963

Here's a short radio broadcast by one of the important early avantgarde groups, the New York Contemporary Five. The quintet consisted of John Tchicai (a Dane with African ancestors), Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, Don Moore and J.C. Moses.

I'll follow this one with another short show by Don Cherry's great 1966 band - the two will fit onto one CDR, for those who still burn their music to discs.

The wiki entry isn't exactly very thorough. This site has some more discographical infos (but misses two of the releases).
I urge you all to get the Storyville release, which is weirdly titled "Archie Shepp & The New York Contemporary Five" and comprises both Sonet albums (minus one track, "Cisum" - anyone has that one and feels like sharing it here? Would be great!). The Savoy disc might by hard to come by, but it pairs a NYC5 date with a fine Bill Dixon session and is very much worth looking for as well. The Fontanas are impossible to find I guess, unless you have lots of $$$ to spend for them... I haven't even tried!

New York Contemporary Five
Copenhagen (Denmark), Radiohusets Koncertsal
October 27, 1963

Don Cherry - cornet
John Tchicai - alto sax
Archie Shepp - tenor sax
Don Moore - bass
J.C.Moses - drums

1. Emotions (9:41)
2. Monk´s Mood (2:56)
3. Consequences (16:27)

TT: 29:07

Sound: A/A-
Lineage: FM > 1-track, 3-3/4 ips reel [1st generation] > Revox A-77 > Soundblaster AWE-64 > CDR > FLAC
Transferred by Mr. Grumpy
Ripped (with EAC, secure, log included) from CD by ubu (2009-11)


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

Wallofsound said...

Many thanks for sharing this one.

hulaboy said...

Nice one, Ubu! Mahalo!