30 March 2008

The Revolutionary Ensemble "The People's Republic" (1975, Horizon SP-708)

To complement Sotise's post of "Manhattan Cycles", here's another one of the five Revolutionary Ensemble records. Note that the other Revolutionary Ensemble 1975 record originally issued on the group's own RE: label as "The Psyche" has been recently transfered to CD format by Mutable Music.

If interested, don't forget to take a look at the documentation post for a link to an audio interview with Leroy Jenkins & Marilyn Crispell also containing music. The post has also been updated with scans of William Parker, Trevor Watts & Peter Kowald interviews.

Short on time again so please excuse the lenght of my post !

Enjoy,
Pierre

26 comments:

nad3170 said...

Revolutionary Ensemble "The People's Republic" MP3-256 :
http://rapidshare.com/files/103635856/Horizon_SP-708_mp3-256.rar.html

I have the .flac files ready on my hard drive but as I'm short on time I will post them only if there is demand. Let me know.

david_grundy said...

Excellent

jazzme said...

Only ever read about this now because of blogworld I get to hear it Thank You these are great

Tantris said...

Hi Pierre,

Thank you for posting this. I would very much like a flac version if possible.

By the way, another two RE albums were recently posted on the Infinite Foolishness blog;

http://infinitefool.blogspot.com/search?q=revolutionary

Cheers, Tantris

Reza said...

excellent loving these thanks and thanks also to tantris for the directions appreciated :)

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot!
that'll be great to get flac version, too, if you don't mind.

/Paul

nad3170 said...

No problem for the .flac version, just wanted to be sure that there were peoples interested.

Here it is :

http://rapidshare.com/files/103755980/Horizon_SP-708.part1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/103803150/Horizon_SP-708.part2.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/103808733/Horizon_SP-708.part3.rar.html

Concerning the albums linked on Infinite Foolishness, please remember those are in print.

Best,
Pierre

Omua said...

Thanks for the FLACs.

Slothrop said...

There is never, ever enough of these fine gentleman. You generally have to pay out the nose for India Navigation, too. Many thanks!

Calisan said...

Thanks for the music and thanks again for the FLAC files.
Cheers from Mexico City

kinabalu said...

Curious record, this one. Quite diverse. The title track sounds like one of those Ocora ethnographic recordings from Central Africa, when the thing was probably recorded right in the middle of the urban jungle of New York.

gidouille said...

Thanks, nice to get this digitally. I had this album at one time, and sold it, as I did many records, in the mid '80's. I kept The Psyche, which I preferred at the time even though they're both alleged to be from the same sessions. Of course The Psyche has since been reissued, whereas this one has not made it to CD. This is better than I remembered. The title track used to annoy me, but I like it this time around. Hopefully, someone will give this an official release.

I'd never heard Manhattan Cycles before, nor the recently reissued concert from 1978, which I recommend.

I never had the chance to see The Revolutionary Ensemble, but I have fond memories of Jenkins solo, duo with Oliver Lake, and with his electric band Sting, whose one album fails to capture the magic of the concert I witnessed. His playing had so much soul and lyricism.

Anonymous said...

fantastic blog

just duets said...

hello everyone

new here in this world. not with the music. great site. lived in eastern-europe till 1986 so jazz hot was the only source for info. not for the music also. i feel like i started a new life. the various live recordings in unexpected combinations r real treasures. like waldron and hill or the 3 alto saxes with lake?.

the flac files for this r not working. i know i'm late to the party. but maybe some left overs, beyond the mp3 will be great.

thank you. i have the last album, Revolutionary Ensemble, before they broke up. from 1978. recorded in austria. it is inner city 3016. looks impeccable. if u r interested let me know.

i hope to become part of this great group.

just duets said...

sorry nad3170. i learned in the meantime to read all the comments. found the flac links. tx

Anonymous said...

Any chance of reposting the FLAC files? It looks as though they have expired.

alcofribas said...

I second that request.

Oh please oh please. Sound quality matters, you know.

Anonymous said...

Another request for re-up please.
I heard this lp years ago at a friend's place and remember Leroy Jenkins' pitches sliding sharp and flat within the scope of where the notes were meant to be, creating an in-and-out-of-focus effect. Such a cool idea !
I remember other parts of this being really head-scratching. Would really love to hear it in FLAC !

Andy said...

Flacs would be fantastic...pleeeease

Bender said...

I would also like to for a re-up of the FLAC files. This album is amazing!

TomP said...

I too would love a flac copy of this, my vinyl wore out many years ago. Thanks

James Manion said...

Please repost this masterpiece!

sselavy said...

pleeeease

Anonymous said...

another one request for flac!

Igor

francisco santos said...

and this one 2 ...please it needs a re post...eternally grateful
THX !.....

kinabalu said...

New link:

Adrive