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Label: Pi Recordings
Catalog ID: PI 15
Squidco Product Code: 4773
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Orange Music Sound Studio, West Orange, NJ - October 28th 2004 except track 5. Track 5 recorded live at the Tonic, New York, NY - October 27th, 2004.
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1. Invocation 9:17
2. Spirits 8:25
3. Truth Is Marching In 12:50
4. Saints 6:43
5. Bells 15:32
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NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
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A number of bands in recent years have taken on Master Ayler, but often erring on the side of re-creation. Marc Ribot has the good sense to preserve the fire, in no small part because he has one-time Ayler bandmate Henry Grimes in the band. Roy Campbell has proven that his little trumpet can stand up to any sax on his Trane projects and Chad Taylor is a miracle of a new generation blowing in from Chicago. Don't let the lack of sax fool you - the spirits rejoice!
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"Roy Sinclair Campbell Jr. (September 29, 1952 - January 9, 2014) was an American trumpeter frequently linked to free jazz, although he also performed rhythm and blues and funk during his career.
Born in Los Angeles, California, in 1952, Campbell was raised in New York City. At the age of fifteen he began learning to play trumpet and soon studied at the Jazz Mobile program along with Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan and Joe Newman. Throughout the 1960s, still unacquainted with the avant-garde movement, Campbell performed in the big bands of the Manhattan Community College. From the 1970s onwards he performed primarily within the context of free jazz, spending some of this period studying with Yusef Lateef.
In the early 1990s Campbell moved to the Netherlands and performed regularly with Klaas Hekman and Don Cherry. In addition to leading his own groups, he performed with Yo La Tengo, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Matthew Shipp, and other improvisors. Upon returning to the United States he began leading his group Other Dimensions In Music and also formed the Pyramid Trio, a pianoless trio formed with William Parker. He performed regularly as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which is held annually in New York City.
He died in January 2014 of hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at the age of 61."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Campbell_Jr.)
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"Chad Taylor (b. 1973) is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 16. Chad has performed with Fred Anderson, Derek Bailey, Cooper-Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Marc Ribot, Peter Brotzmann, Malachi Favors and many others. Chad leads his own band Circle down which debut recording was given a 5 star review by All music:
"What is remarkable is that there is no wasted motion, no histrionics or grandstanding, as pure emotion is translated to superlative music making on this most highly recommended recording, one for the ages." Allmusic.com
Chad has a BFA from the New School in Jazz Performance and a MFA in Jazz Research and History from Rutgers University."-Chad Taylor Website (http://www.chadtaylordrums.net/html/about.php)
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