9 October 2007

Joe McPhee's Survival Unit III - Live NYC Vision Festival 2007 ,FLAC and LAME



This recording comes by way of a torrent (thanks to "jazzrita" for seeding). It is an audience recording. The sound quality is reasonable, I'd say typical of a modern audience boot. I've enclosed a small 1 min mp3 sample (see Links) so you can judge for yourself.



Concert details:


Joe McPhee - Survival Unit III
2007-June-20 NYC, USA,Angel Orensanz Center, 12. Vision Festival 2007


Joe McPhee,fh,as
Fred Lonberg-Holm,cello
Michael Zerang,dr

1 Title (JMcP,as) 8:34
2 Title (JMcP,as) 7:52
3 Title (JMcP,as) 14:53
4 Title (JMcP,fh) / Announcement JMcPh 14:38
Total Time: 45:58


I'd be interested to know where McPhee got the name "Survival Unit" (was it a personal statement about his life?), why there wasn't a SU I, but III came 30 years or so after II.


Sample, flac and mp3 links in comments.

5 comments:

Boromir said...

Links:
mp3 sample
rapidshare.com/files/61298576/McPhee_Sample.mp3.html

full mp3
rapidshare.com/files/61312869/McPhee.rar.html

Flac
rapidshare.com/files/61162267/Survival_Unit.part1.rar.html
rapidshare.com/files/61163177/Survival_Unit.part2.rar.html
rapidshare.com/files/61172566/Survival_Unit.part3.rar.html

Slothrop said...

Many thanks for this Boromir. McPhee to me is a wholly original giant. I'll never understand why he flies beneath the radar. Nice to see some of Chicago's lesser known lights getting out there, too.

Thanks again!

centrifuge said...

slothrop - because he's original, unfortunately...

all the hip cats do dig him ;-)

thanks boromir!

Anonymous said...

actually "survival unit one" was a pre-recorded tape. in early 70s joe used to have it on hand when some of his band members could not make it to the show.

survival unit ii (recently re-issued by hathut guys) is one of the essential albums in his discography. used to be very difficult to find. now it is thankfully available again.

this here is a very good set. i'd recommend to visitors visout hesitation.

all the best,
atanase

Boromir said...

Thanks for that insight, atanase. I wonder if the others used to mime to to the tape if they were a mon short.