Jimmy Lyons Quintet
Give It Up
Black Saint (Italy) 1985
BSR 0087 (LP)
sleeve : EX-(small tear on one corner.)
media : EX+/EX(some slightly surface noises.)
This 1985 leader album by American saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, longtime right-hand man to Cecil Taylor, features a quintet that includes Enrico Rava, Karen Borca, Jay Oliver, and Paul Murphy. The entire album is completely free-form jazz with stirring improvisations, but Paul Murphy's drumming is ear-catching, occasionally pounding out groovy beats. The solo by Lyons at the ending track of the album is also excellent.