14 October 2014

Richard Davis trio-Feat Joe Beck& Jack Dejohnette- Song for wounded Knee 1973


Richard Davis what can one say!.. his records under his own name are so undervalued.. most of them are out of print...
This is a passionate testament to the trio's heartfelt political activism, something considered corny and passé in todays largely arid musical landscape... evermore relevant though in a world that is arguably geopolitically worse off than it was in 73.
Its a world where bread and circuses take on a whole other dimension, the illusion of personal freedom indistinguishable from and so frequently confused with the sphere of personal consumption.

I've always  loved the more abstract side of Davis's musical sensibility amply displayed here in a set
of glowing largely improvised pieces..on the opening Blues" Song for Wounded knee" , Davis uses the melody to blue Monk.. but the rest is pretty free.. Davis's arco is evident throughout.. some passages on 'America the beautiful "or "Agnewstic"wouldn't be out of place in a chamber piece by Helmut Lachenmann...
staggering.. gorgeous!
enjoy!
ps.. this may have been partially inspired by the great book "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee"which came out around that time

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Vinyl rip ... split tracks, no syrup!

15 comments:

SOTISE said...

FLAC-PICS
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Nick said...


Yep, thanks S

Kostas from Piraeus said...

Many, many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Formosa Coweater said...

Your write-up makes this sound quite interesting. Looking forward to it. Thanks.

Eigil said...

Beautiful - thanks!

And, yes, we need that same kind of political commitment today, even more than we did in the sixties and seventies.

DoubleA said...

Fantastic. Really out there but heartfelt stuff. Thanks for the share.

Wallofsound said...

Many thanks.

Bulkang U. Antibop said...

the song titles on this album kind of explain why mr. davis retreated to his farm many years ago.
i remember andrew hill saying something like "there are some who can swing harder than richard or play faster, but i know no one that can do all that richard can do as well as richard can."
i once happened upon a crusty 70's-model ITT power converter in a recycling bin and thought, if i crack this open, will a check from richard helms float out?!
...and can i cash it?
thanks for sharing this fliegende hollander!

toci said...

Thanks for wonderful share.

minim said...

Amazing album!
At first listen it was quite irritating, but after a few tries it has become a favourite gem in my collection. Big Thanks!

Nod Y said...

Thank you Sotise for this great share. It is just a fantastic album and yes the political subject is tragically perhaps more important nowadays, many many thanks.

afshin afzali said...

"You are using an old download link format.
This have been changed since years.
You must use the new download link format"
I was wondering if it's still available?

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

For this post it's not only the old link format but the file was deleted after 60 days without a dl.
I do not have this recording/files....maybe someone can help?

Jazz Viking said...

Any chance for a new link for this one?