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Tchicai / McBee / Fewell / Kohlhase / Hart: Tribal Ghost [VINYL] (NoBusiness)

Recorded during his residency at New York City's Birdland in Feb 2007, saxophonist and co-founder of the New York Art Quartet John Tchicai performs with the quintet of Charlie Kohlhase (sax), Garrison Fewell (guitar), Cecil McBee (bass) and Billy Hart.

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UPC: 4779022079115

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBLP65
Squidco Product Code: 18055

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: LP
Recorded live at Birdland on February 9th and 10th, 2007 by Vernil Rogers.


John Tchicai-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Charlie Kohlhase-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Garrison Fewell-guitar, percussion

Cecil McBee-bass

Billy Hart-drums

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Tribal Ghost

The Queen of Ra


Dark Matter

Llanto del Indio
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Recorded during his residency at New York City's Birdland in Feb 2007, saxophonist and co-founder of the New York Art Quartet John Tchicai performs with the quintet of Charlie Kohlhase (sax), Garrison Fewell (guitar), Cecil McBee (bass) and Billy Hart. The trio of Tchicai, Kohlhase and Fewell had been performing since 2003, as heard on their Boxholder CD "Good Night Songs". Fewell had recorded with Cecil McBee on his "A Blue Deeper than Blue"; the McBee/Hart connection was well established and led to his addition to the quintet. Three of the four compositions are penned by Fewell, with Tchicai providing "Llanto del Indio". The results are an album of lasting beauty and significance, a testament to Tchicai and his remarkable influence in the NYC jazz scene.

Artist Biographies:

"John Martin Tchicai (April 28, 1936 - October 8, 2012) was a Danish free jazz saxophonist and composer.

After moving to New York City in 1963, Tchicai joined Archie Shepp's New York Contemporary Five and the New York Art Quartet. He played on John Coltrane's Ascension, and Albert Ayler's New York Eye and Ear Control, both influential free jazz recordings.

Tchicai was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to a Danish mother and a Congolese father. The family moved to Aarhus, where he studied violin in his youth, and in his mid-teens began playing clarinet and alto saxophone, focusing on the latter. By the late 1950s he was travelling around northern Europe, playing with many musicians.

Following his work in New York, Tchicai returned to Denmark in 1966, and shortly thereafter focused most of his time on music education. He formed the small orchestra Cadentia Nova Danica with Danish and other European musicians; this group collaborated with Musica Elettronica Viva and performed in multi-media events. Tchicai was a founding member of Amsterdam's Instant Composers Pool in 1968, and in 1969 took part in the recording of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions.

On August 30, 1975, Tchicai's appearance at the Willisau Jazz Festival was recorded and released later that year as Willi The Pig. On this record, he plays with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer. Tchicai returned to a regular gigging and recording schedule in the late 1970s. In the early 1980s he switched to the tenor saxophone as his primary instrument. In 1990 he was awarded a lifetime grant from the Danish Ministry of Culture.

Tchicai and his wife relocated to Davis, California, in 1991, where he led several ensembles. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1997. He was a member of Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith's "Yo Miles" band, a loose aggregation of musicians exploring Miles Davis's electric period.

Since 2001 he had been living near Perpignan in southern France. On June 11, 2012, he suffered a brain hemorrhage in an airport in Barcelona, Spain. He was recovering and had canceled all appearances when he died in a Perpignan hospital on October 8, 2012, aged 76."

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