14 April 2011

CHARLES BRACKEEN "RHYTHM X" (STRATA-EAST, 1968)




For all those who have longed for some real good Jazz...
One of the rare recordings from or with Charles Brackeen - here joined by Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell.




CHARLES BRACKEEN "RHYTHM X"

Charles Brackeen, tenor saxophone
Don Cherry, trumpet
Charlie Haden, bass
Edward Blackwell, drums


1. Rhythm X 07:57
2. Hour Glass 11:31
3. Charles Concept 06:41
4. C.B. Blues 07:39


Recorded on January 26, 1968 at Upsurge Studio, New York City.

STRATA-EAST SECD 9026

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18 comments:

onxidlib said...
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Igor said...

Thank you for reminding me of this excellent album, onxidlib.
Strong recommendation from my side also.

freebones said...

i have this album, but i wanted to thank you for spreading it. it's great.

highly recommended!

trane said...

I agree, terrific album. wondering if anybody has more Brackeen, his 3 Silkheart records are long unavailable

onxidlib said...

"his 3 Silkheart records are long unavailable"

In fact all Silkheart recordings are still available

> http://www.silkheart.se/finding.php

or > http://www.silkheart.se/

trane said...

Thanks for the tip Onxidlib, didnt know about Silkheart records, will purchase right away!

corvimax said...

Of course I agree with all the praises.
There is another album from Charles Brackeen wich is totally out of print, but I cannot find it, neither second hand.
Charles Brackeen "Charles Concept" (1974)
Is reported only in a few website and no indication about label.
Does anybody knows something about it?

Sami said...

Uh, this is so good!! Definitely one of my favorite LPs. Thanks for spreading!!!! And since the 1st time hearing this I've been dreaming of more music by early Brackeen.

How about Melodic Artet from early 70's (Ahmed Abdullah, Charles Brackeen, Ronnie Boykins and Charles Moffett)? I think this group was already mentioned in As Serious as Your Life -book.

Still dreaming!

Sami

corvimax said...

juicy info Sami, someone was offering it from old tapes here

http://www.freejazz.org/?q=node/2778

but the offer expired
as you says, let's dream it

miloo2 said...

Thanks, another Dream Team !

verge said...

oh snap, this looks like I'm gonna spend years lookin for the vinyl. Thanks!!
I'm gonna fathom a guess that this is where Kool Keith got his "Rhythm X" alias from..

Peter said...

This si a very fine recording - sounded liek an Ornette first time I heard it, for obvious reasons.

Thanks for reminding me too, and ULing it!

Anonymous said...

please, even in the midst of all the flow of great new postings, any chance of a re-up of this? IS rules, there is no question … msj

onxidlib said...

...soon...

onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

wonderful music, thank you very much and then some for this and the other great sounds you blog. msj

francisco santos said...

another dead one that needs to be alive !!!...THX !....

onxidlib said...

Won't do a re-up as it is readily available. Only in a box-set, but...