Some weeks ago I relistened to Noah Howard's "Black Ark" - again Earl Cross impressed me with his wonderful playing.
I started a reasearch about reccordings with/from Mr.Cross - there are very few and less are available.
Thanks to W. who kindly borrowed me this LP we are now able to enjoy one of the rare appearances of the trumpet/fluegelhorn player extraordinaire: Earl Cross!
As a "bonus" the LP contains a song of Sam Rivers Tuba Trio....three LPs from a concert at the Bimhuis were released on the german (Cologne) lable Circle - this is not the concluding track.
For "Essence XI" we would need "Sam Rivers/James Newton - Flutes" also on Circle Records...
Does anyone have the first three LPs?
SAM RIVERS TUBA TRIO & EARL CROSS SEXTET "JAZZ OF THE SEVENTIES"
Sam Rivers Tuba Trio:
Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone
Joe Daley, tuba
Warren Smith, drums
A1. The Essence - Part X 08:10
Earl Cross Sextet:
Earl Cross, fluegelhorn
Jimmy Vass, soprano saxophone
Daoud Haroon, trombone
Ronnie Boykins, bass
Juma Sultan, bass
Roger Blank, drums
A2. J.L. March 15:09
B1. Una Muy Bonita 15:32
Recording of the Tuba Trio track at the 2nd of September, 1976 at the Bim Huis, Amsterdam.
The Sextet was recorded at the Wollman Auditorium, during the New York Musicians Festival on 3rd July, 1973.
CIRCLE RECORDS RK 7376/6
UPDATE! > part I - IX is here