Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones
BYG Records (France) 1969
529.306 (LP) Original pressing. coated gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : VG+(some dirts and color-faded.)
media : EX-/EX(some slightly noises. side A has very slightly warp that does not affect to playback.)
French drummer/percussionist Claude Delcloo, who played with Archie Shepp, Alan Silva and Dave Burrell on many of the Actuel series releases of the late 60s and early 70s, and American saxphonist Arthur Jones, released in 1969. It features Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jerman and Malachi Favor of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, as well as Kenneth Terroade, Clifford Thornton and Earl Freeman. The Afro-Asian world of the album lives up to its title, opening with a drum solo by Delcloo and evolving into ethnic jazz with primitive percussion and dancing leads, with over 36 minutes of long sessions on both sides. This is one of the most ethnically-inspired of the Actuel series. Highly recommended.