18 December 2010

MILFORD GRAVES "BÄBI MUSIC" (IPS 004, 1976)




Raw and powerful. A master drummer. Frenetic reeds.

What kind of "bäbi" is this...



MILFORD GRAVES "BÄBI MUSIC"

Arthur Doyle,reeds
Hugh Glover,reeds
Milford Graves,percussion

1. Bä 11:48
2. bi 04:01
3. Bäbi 15:25


Recorded: 3-20-1976 at WBAI-FM/Free Music Store, New York.

IPS ST004


(flac & cover > comments)

19 comments:

onxidlib said...
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Wallofsound said...

Although of its time I do think this is a worthwhile record that I often return to.

Wallofsound said...

Forgot to say, I've only had this in a 192 mp3, so thanks for the upgrade.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Onxidlib. I'm downloading it now, so haven't had a listen yet, but trust that it's as enthralling as all the other Milford Graves and Arthur Doyle recordings I've heard thanks to the excellent work here at IS.

WallofSound, what do you mean "of its time"? To my immature ears (I'm pretty new to all this), Graves always has an enduring sound that, if not always ahead of its time, sounds fresh even today. What makes it characteristically 70s?

Wallofsound said...

@anonymous, there was a particular commitment in the mid to late 1970s to create a 'free' 'black' 'art' aesthetic. Looking back percussion was a strong element of this, as was a (then) unusual combination of instrumentation, and an exploration of abstraction. Many of these elements were then absorbed into the European free scene, and into US black and even mainstream jazz. I'd agree with you about 'sounds fresh even today'; especially this one.

1009 said...

Lovely rip here -- thanks much!

SOTISE said...

thank you , for what is now an incredible rarity... whether it lives up to its legendary status ..is something else again .. great to hear it properly though !

Igor said...

Many thanks, onxidlib.
It is a real pleasure to get a quality upgrade of this excellent album.

Anonymous said...

Been looking for a lossless rip of this for ages without success... many, many thanks

Anonymous said...

I can not find out words to express my appreciation to this post. Because I have been looking for this album over for 25 years, since I could have chance to listen to this music in a very short part at a LP shop. Since then, in my country, it was very difficult to find out this album, or if I could, price was incredably expensive, I could not bear.

Again, many many thanks.

www.noise-below.org said...

thanks man! must admit that before listening to 'babi' a couple of years ago i had only listened to 'nommo' from a download @192, didn't like that much nor can i say i was an avid doyle fan but upon listening to this one i had my pants wet!!! a flabbergasting diamond! even the words fail to express my feelings each time i listen to this! bravo!
nicolas

www.noise-below.org

pwr2thepeopleman said...

stoned by "babi". this is a stunner. 1,2,3,4,5. Ouch

onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

Re-up please, please? thanks.

onxidlib said...

...tomorrow...

onxidlib said...

1fichier

Anonymous said...

Thanks onxidlib.

the empress said...

my sincere thank you onxidlib!

Anonymous said...

Many many thanks for your generosity