17 August 2007

New York Art Quartet - Mohawk (1965)

I think this may have been posted before on a blog, but not for some time, so I guess some people don't have it. It was a short-lived quartet, which produced only two recordings to my knowledge, of which this is the second. The quartet, led by alto saxophonist John Tchicai, have a very distinctive sound, never reproduced by any other ensemble. The uniqueness of the sound comes from the collective interpretations of the tunes, rather from any long solos.
It is also interesting to note that all four members of the quartet are still alive and peforming (to my knowledge).
John Tchicai: alto sax
Roswell Rudd: trombone
Reggie Workman: bass
Milford Graves: percussion
Vinyl ripped at 256 kbps. Includes scans.
LINK WITHIN COMMENTS (click post title).


Boromir said...


Anonymous said...

Rufus downloads but Mohawk breaks off. Tried 2X. Hope you can get the archive fixed.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one the of best I've found. Thanks for all this music.
Thought that was impossible to get this gem.
John Tchicai, acojonante!
Anonymous, you have to download from rapidshare, works.

il angelo said...

I agree with anonymous, both, the only track that can be downloaded is Rufus and this a blog I visit pretty often, one of the very best

Boromir said...

angelo, anonymous,

I have not used massmirror before, so I don't know how reliable it is (in concept it's great). Perhaps it is corrupt on one of the hosts, could you tell me which one you downloaded from. Meanwhile I'm trying some of the links myself. The papidshare link seems to be OK anyway.

il angelo said...

HI Boromir,
I downloadid it through Megaupload. I must say that I haven't had much problem with Massmirror either. I'll try one more time.
Thanks for your MOHAWK I have after it for some time. I appreciate it.

infinitefool said...

Have you been reading my diary? I was just about to add this to my wish list.

Thanks for this beautiful muisc.

il angelo said...

Hi Boromir,
I downloaded it through z share this time and it ran smoothly. Thanks for the great music again.

Bill Barton said...

Superb! Thank you. I've been looking for this album for years.

Anonymous said...

Never mind if I' am two years and two months in late? Please upload it once again. I cant find it any where and I just like every musician in this quartet.
The very same for your blog!!!

Spazz numbNuts said...


marten512 said...

Great album. Thank you Boromir, Serviceton and Sotise.

Bozo the Sad Clown said...

RIP John Tchicai - this is a great album, as is the Cuneiform issue of historical, yet freshly vibrant material! He was a true great!

Dirk Bill said...

Yes, this looks incredible, had not heard of this before, how is that possible?!? However, there's no link to be found. If you could re-post this somewhere I would really appreciate it.

Nick said...




matt w said...

Thanks for the re-up!

DW said...

Nick, this is like finding a pearl in an oyster! Thank you!

Javier Roz said...

Thanks Nick!