Two extended and frenetic works of improvisation with free vocals from Linda Sharock, in a sextet including Itaru Oki on trumpet, Mario Rechter on reeds & voilin, Eric Zinman on piano, Makoto Sato on drums and Yoram Rosilio on bass; demanding, complex and cathartic jazz!
Label: Improvising Beings
Catalog ID: ib30
Squidco Product Code: 21022
Format: 2 CDs
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded May 21st, 2014 at Studio Septieme Ciel, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France, and May 20th, 2014 at Bab Ilo, Paris, France.
Linda Sharrock-lead vocals
Yoram Rosilio-double bass, percussion
Eric Zinman-grand piano
Mario Rechtern-reeds, violin
Itaru Oki-trumpet, Flugerlhorn, flute
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No Is No (Studio) 51:08
No Is No (Live) 48:16
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"Unjustly remembered solely as the wife of the late extraordinary guitarist Sonny Sharrock, Linda Sharrock carves out a unique niche of her own on this album with a vocalizing style born of the free jazz movement of the 1960's along with aspects of rhythm and blues and gospel music. in 1969, she participated in Sonny's Black Woman LP, which was a milestone, as her screams, wails and soaring vocalizations brought to the human voice the cries of freedom akin to saxophonists Albert Ayler and Pharaoh Sanders. She has recorded sporadically since then, but generally maintaining a low profile until the release of this fascinating package. The two discs contained within consist of studio and live recordings of collective improvisations, 50 minutes each, with Sharrock vocalizing in the company of Itaru Oki on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mario Rechtern on saxophones, Eric Zinman on piano, Makoto Sato on drums and Yoram Rosilio on bass. The music on both takes is wide open and free, themusicians are respectful to each other but also not afraid to take to the challenge of making things let go and fly. While Linda Sharrock's vocal power may not be what it once was, it is fascinating to hear her pick her spots, and the use her instrument to the fullest to duck and weave through the assembled instruments and then take command for solo flights of her own. This is true outsider music with perceived boundaries being crossed with ease and then discarded altogether. While she may have been in the background for quite some time, this album and it's title throw down the gauntlet for women in improvised music and women in general: their time has come"-Tim Niland, jazzandblues.blogspot.com
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