Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set, this 1978 recording of Cecil Taylor compatriot, saxophonist Jimmy Lyons, performing live at Collective for Living Cinema in New York in a unique band with Karen Borca (bassoon), Munner Bernard Fennel (cello) and Roger Blank (drums).
Label: Corbett vs. Dempsey
Catalog ID: CvsDCD022
Squidco Product Code: 22030
Format: 2 CDs
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Collective for Living Cinema, in New York on May 6th, 1978 by Karen Borca. Originally issued on the Hat Hut label as a 3-LP set in 1979 as catalog code Y/Z/Z.
Jimmy Lyons-alto saxophone
Munner Bernard Fennell-cello
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1. Mary Mary 32:43
2. After You Left 23:03
1. Tortuga 17:52
2. Push Pull 14:49
3. Breakout 21:27
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"Long known as Cecil Taylor's most reliable and loyal colleague, alto saxophonist Jimmy Lyons has a select discography as a leader, and among its best entries is Push Pull, originally issued by Hat Hut as a massive 3-LP set.
Recorded during a single marathon performance at the Collective for Living Cinema in New York in 1978, Push Pull features five extended pieces, all by Lyons, with his working quintet that included his wife Karen Borca on bassoon, Hayes Burnett on bass, Munner Bernard Fennell on cello, and Roger Blank on drums.
Jolting, quicksilver free jazz with terse themes and brilliant interplay, the music is quintessential Lyons - searching, pliant, and sincere. Remastered from the original tapes, this first reissue of Push Pull compiles the original tracks - two of which were split to accommodate the 20-minute limit of LP - into their original full length, fitting the whole program onto two CDs, lovingly repackaged featuring the original Klaus Baumgartner cover."-Corbett Vs. Dempsey