The Reggie Workman Ensemble
Leo Records (UK) 1986
LR 131 (LP) w/label catalog.
sleeve : EX(some very slightly dirts.)
media : NM-/NM-(some slightly surface noises, still fine condition.)
American jazz bassist Reggie Workman has been active in the forefront of jazz music for a long time, having participated in sessions for John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd and many other musicians of the 60's bop scene. The album was released in 1986. The music sources were live recorded at concert in Philadelphia in same year. The quartet features Oliver Lake (reeds), Marilyn Crispell (p), and Andrew Cyrille (ds). The album is a masterpiece of deep free jazz with ethnic sentimentality and repetition of stillness and movement, slow and rapid, like breathing, including A1 with its floating flute, fine melody like the flow of a river, and Workman's bass with rich emotional expression.A1: Martyrs Hymn
B1: Ogun’s Ardor