In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Sunday, June 19, 2011

SHAKILL'S WARRIOR

DAVID MURRAY - SHAKILL'S WARRIOR (USA, 1991)


This album is often overlooked in David Murray's extensive and prolific discography.  
Nevertheless, it is one of my favourite David Murray's albums and one of my favourite Soul Jazz albums.  Bluesy and gutsy! It features Don Pullen on Hammond B3 and Andrew Cyrille on drums.  These guys may be better known for their advanced / free playing but they do know their roots, they do know where they come from ... and they do know where they're going.Very few people could pull this kind of music and this load of feelings in the early nineties.



Track listing
"Blues For Savannah" (Murray)- 7:26
"Song From The Old Country" (Pullen) - 7:01
"High Priest" (Cyrille) - 11:59
"In The Spirit" (Pullen) 9:49
"Shakill's Warrior" (Murray) - 8:37
"At The Cafe Central" (Pullen) 10:52
"Black February (Morris) - 0:53
"Milano Strut" (Pullen) - 8:17
Recorded March 1 & 2, 1991 at Sound On Sound, NYC

Personnel
David Murray: tenor saxophone
Don Pullen: organ
Stanley Franks: guitar
Andrew Cyrille: drums

This album is currently OOP, hence my posting it.




3 comments:

  1. Patience! Very slow connection today.

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  3. I think this is a great one... known it for years.
    also Shakill's Warrior part 2 is nice, though this one is the best [:-) good stuff!
    peace, E-mile

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