16 August 2007

DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY- FLOWERS FOR ALBERT( LIVE AT THE BIM HUIS AMSTERDAM AUG 18, 1977) LAME 320




stanley crouch, free jazz drummerman ?
Here’s a great one , from a very adventurous youthful david murray, this was a seasoned band, and it contains some of murrays most "out" playing ever, I have to confess im a huge fan of murrays , and this period from roughly 75- 82 produced some of the best so called “free jazz” tenor in the history of the music, this is well on par and in my view better than what people like gayle, and david s ware are now doing, somewhat different too, although theres no doubting albert aylers influence here(flowers for albert is a dedication to ayler)
1960’s sonny Rollins is also a huge influence.
With butch morris , fred Hopkins, and the great don pullen on board, you pretty much get the idea in advance that its going to burn red hot.
A lot of free jazz snobs who are suspicious of virtuosity and prefer a noisy staccato attack , and full on multi phonic assault, view murray as a sellout, I love (very selectively his later stuff too) and if possible I recommend to their attentions the very moving tribute to don pullen on diw called ‘the long goodbye’.

The real surprise for younger people here must surely be Stanley crouches’s presence as drummer with this band, crouch is now best known as a reactionary critic who dismisses cecil taylor as not being in the black music tradition at all, and who through his enormous power over the likes of protégés like wynton marsallis has spread his neo con dogma,throughout all mediums including television and film the most notorious example being his presence as eminence grise behind the scenes of ken burns series about jazz.

Crouch was once a stalwart of the loft scene, who though no where near as inventive and authoritative as milford graves , Andrew cyrille and sunny murray , or phillip Wilson(who also drummed with this group), none the less does surpassingly well.
This was originally released as 2 separate albums vol1 “penthouse jazz’ and vol2 “holy siege on intrigue”
This rip though was taken from the semi bootleg cd released in 1990 on the westwind label which is now out of print.

Here are the details
David Murray
DAVID MURRAY AND LOW CLASS CONSPIRACY FLOWERS FOR ALBERT
West Wind 2039 (Germany CD - 1990)
Recorded August 18, 1977 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
David Murray (ts), Lawrence "Butch" Morris (c), Don Pullen (p), Fred Hopkins (b), Stanley Crouch (d)

1. Flowers For Albert (Murray) 3:45
2. Patricia - Lost And Lonely (Murray) 7:41
3. Holy Seige On Intrigue (Murray) 41:49
4. Joann's Green Satin Dress (Morris) 16:13

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13 comments:

sotise said...

MP3 320 KBS
(SPLIT ARCHIVE)
http://rapidshare.com/files/49054669/fl_f_al.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/49059463/fl_f_al.part2.rar

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this beauty!

Anonymous said...

Just FYI, this cd is missing one track from Volume 1, "Dewey's Circle", which i guess they left off to make this fit on a single cd. Of course, that is my favorite track from the two LPs--and the best one imo! (And here's another instance of Don Pullen suffering from lousy sound engineering--it sounds like he's playing in a different club he's so low in the mix. Bummer!)

brian said...

could you repost this one,,,, please!

kinabalu said...
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kinabalu said...

See info here:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/David+Murray+%26+Low+Class+Conspiracy

glmlr said...

I think it's universally agreed that Crouch was a far finer drummer than a writer. The drivel he wrote for many years is unparalleled. Most interesting however is the fact that he allegedly gave up drumming after hearing, (and realising he couldn't compete with) ... Famoudou Don Moye.

brian said...

thanks for a swift response!

kinabalu said...

Some may have noticed that the sound quality of the reupped DM double lp on Circle was, shall we say, sligtly less than optimal. So glmlr has offered to supply us with digital copies of his own records. And oo they sound better!

So please disregard my post above. I'll delete it to avoid confusion.


New links:

Vol. 1 - Penthouse Jazz

http://www48.zippyshare.com/v/17854945/file.html

http://www24.zippyshare.com/v/8907100/file.html


Vol. 2 - Holy Siege on Intrigue

http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/75993447/file.html

http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/65134784/file.html


Thanks again to glmlr for services to humankind!

Nick said...

Thanks to both

-Otto- said...

Sotise, glmlr, and kinabalu: Thank you all very much!

anders said...

love d murray thanks

preacheros said...

Refreshed links for glmlr's rips:
Vol. 1 - Penthouse Jazz - http://depositfiles.com/files/ota0x8lpk
Vol. 2 - Holy Siege on Intrigue - http://depositfiles.com/files/8w68s8che