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Double CD reissue of Bobby Bradford with John Steven's SME including Trevor Watts and Julie Tippetts in 4 extended pieces of swinging and challenging improvisation.

Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME
And Spontaneous Music Ensemble [2 CDs]

Bradford, Bobby / Stevens, John / SME: And Spontaneous Music Ensemble  [2 CDs] (NESSA)
Label: NESSA    
Released in: USA    

"In the first of two [CDs], trumpeter Bobby Bradford fits right into drummer John Stevens's Spontaneous Music Ensemble, a quintet with leader-drummer Trevor Watts on alto and soprano, trombonist Bob Norden, bassist Ron Herman and (on two of the four selections) the haunting voice of Julie Tippetts. Tippetts's wordless vocals give an otherworldly quality to her appearances, while the two instrumentals (including a tribute to Louis Armstrong titled "His Majesty Louis") look more toward the free bop of Ornette Coleman. Stimulating and adventurous music."-Scott Yanow, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 827020171820

Label: NESSA
Catalog ID: NES 17/18
Squidco Product Code: 11852

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Polydor Studios, London on July 9, 1971 by Carlos Olms.


Bobby Bradford-trumpet

Trevor Watts-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Bob Norden-trombone

Julie Tippetts-voice, guitar

Ron Herman-bass

John Stevens-drums, percussion, voice

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Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1. His Majesty Louis 11:16

2. Bridget's Mother 7:01

3. Room 408 7:35

4. Tolerance/To Bob 18:15

Disc 2:

1. Trane Ride/Ornette-ment/Doo Dee 13:33

2. Norway 7:42

3. Rhythm Piece 19:01

4. Fragment 1:55