Galaxy (US) 1979
GXY 5118 (LP) Original pressing.
sleeve : EX-(SRW, SPSE: 1.5cm crack on top/2cm crack on bottom, wear on edge and corner.)
media : EX-/EX-(some slightly noises caused by slightly hairlines.)
This is a 1979 leader album by the American saxophonist Dewey Redman, who has been active since the late 1960s, playing with groups like Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett. In the 1970s and 1980s, he formed the Old and New Dreams ensemble with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell, leaving behind masterpieces on labels like ECM and Black Saint. This album features a quartet with Fred Simmons on piano, Mark Helias on bass, and Eddie Moore on drums and percussion. The album offers an outstanding performance, ranging from the Brazilian rhythm-backed A1, where melodies unfold gently, to contemporary jazz with a post-bop feeling, drawing influence from Ornette Coleman's legacy in avant-garde jazz. Of particular note are B1, a mesmerizing avant-afro tune with Redman's signature musette-style Arabic lead and Afro-primitive chants, and B2, where harp's microtonal notes lead you into a mysterious world.
B1: Unknown Tongue
B2: One Beautiful Day