Heres a unique if forgotten gem by Gato Barbieri , who's early playing is one of the marvels of .. the second wave of 60's free jazz.
Recorded during Barbieri's fecund Roman period whilst still a member of Don Cherry's fabulous group ... this features the same ferociously inventive rythm section as "Togetherness".. one of Cherry's lesser known records...
Some confusion seems to exist regarding this session ,which is sometimes mistaken for 'In search of the mystery:" Barbieri's ESP album, of the same year featuring very different versions of Michelle and Obsession #2 ..for my money good as In Search ... is, its the weaker session!
Romano ,Jenny-Clark and Barbieri .. had also appeared the previous year on the spectacular "Nuovo Sentimenti'by Giorgio Gaslini.. along with Cherry... strongly recommended it can be found on Gaslini's intergrale disc 4- Soul Note-121352/3-2..
This whole record has the feel of having been flayed down in one take without a break ...then later Edited into 3 tracks.
Any fan of contemporary Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman , will notice just how hard he must have listened to this and other 60's barbieri .. it definitely brings to mind Sad life and Siero...
...but for the sound and my familiarity with Barbieri's inimitable tone , in a blind fold test i would almost certainly guess this as a Perelman record
In Short a Masterful scorcher that ought to be heard and Cherished ..
thanks to Iain ,who turned nme onto this one 20 years ago ..and who's vinyl i have transferred..
I have to confess to liking all but the most over produced, and Disco-fied of Barbieri's records ...its a sprawling uneven oeuvre, but one containing many beauties and depths ,which are well worth seeking out.