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Jamal, Khan / The Creative Arts Ensemble: Drum Dance to the Motherland [VINYL] (Eremite)

A definitive vinyl remaster of vibraphonist Khan Jama's 1972 album in a sextet of vibes, marimba, drums, African percussion, glockenspiel, guitar, bass, and live sound effects, a legendary album fusing free jazz, black psychedelia, and early dub elements, a truly unique album from an artist with a profound perspective applying a wide rhythmic spectrum to free jazz.
 

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The LP is pressed on premium audiophile quality vinyl by RTI from a Kevin Gray lacquer. Alan Sherry at Siwa Studios screenprinted by hand every component of the package: the screenprinted labels and heavyweight Stoughton laserdisc jackets reproduce exactly the artwork of the original Dogtown release. A screenprinted insert with Ed Hazell's detailed telling of Drum Dance's incredible history and eremite's signature retro-audiophile screenprinted dust sleeves are unique to this edition. 999 copies.

UPC: 769791968288

Label: Eremite
Catalog ID: MTE 069LP
Squidco Product Code: 25232

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: LP
Recorded at The Catacombs, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 7th, 1972, by Mario Falgna.


Personnel:

Khan Jamal-vibraphone, marimba, clarinet

Alex Ellison-drums and African percussion

Mario Falana-sound effects

Dwight James-drums, glockenspiel, clarinet

Billy Mills-fender bass, double bass

Monnette Sudler-guitar, percussion

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Cosmic Echos 7:51

2. Drum Dance To The Motherland 12:43

SIDE B



1. Inner Peace 15:54

2. Breath Of Life 6:47
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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Sextet Recordings
Jazz Reissues
New in Improvised Music

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"The definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 1970s. There's not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamal's eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drum Dance to the Motherland.

In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, black psychedelia, and full-on dub production techniques, Drum Dance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement forty-five years after it was recorded live at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia, 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran and BYG/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble and by sound engineer Mario Falana's real-time enhancements.

Originally issued by Jamal in 1973 in an edition of three hundred copies on Dogtown records, Drum Dance to the Motherland was effectively a myth until Eremite's 2005 CD reissue (MTE 050CD). Eremite's LP edition has been a long time coming. With the master tapes long vanished, the audio was transferred on the pneumatic Rockport table at Sony Music's 54th street studio from a minty copy of the original LP, manually de-clicked, and remastered on Sony's vintage outboard tube EQs by Ben Young and Andreas K. Myer."-Eremite


The LP is pressed on premium audiophile quality vinyl by RTI from a Kevin Gray lacquer. Alan Sherry at Siwa Studios screenprinted by hand every component of the package: the screenprinted labels and heavyweight Stoughton laserdisc jackets reproduce exactly the artwork of the original Dogtown release. A screenprinted insert with Ed Hazell's detailed telling of Drum Dance's incredible history and eremite's signature retro-audiophile screenprinted dust sleeves are unique to this edition. 999 copies.

Artist Biographies:

"Khan Jamal (born July 23, 1946, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. Ron Wynn describes Jamal as "a proficient soloist when playing free material, jazz-rock and fusion, hard bop, or bluesy fare."

Jamal began playing vibraphone during the mid-1960s. Later in the decade, he joined Cosmic Forces, then co-founded Sounds of Liberation with Byard Lancaster during the early 1970s. During the 1970s, Jamal studied at Combs College of Music and joined Sunny Murray's group Untouchable Factor. In addition to leading his own groups, Jamal has performed with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, Joe Bonner, Billy Bang, Charles Tyler and others."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Jamal)
7/16/2018

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Mario Falana is an audio engineer, and brother to actress and singer Lola Falana. He contributed live effects on Khan Jamal's "Drum Dance to the Motherland".

-Squidco 7/16/2018

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"Dwight James is a Philadelphia-born and bred, drummer, percussionist and educator. He has devoted much of his life to the study of drums and has presented concerts and educational workshops all around the globe. He has shared the stage with many performers including, blues singer Jimmy Reed, R&B crooners The Flamingos and the Jazz-Blues ensemble, The Hylarks, as well as Jazz artists like, Ted Curson, Odean Pope, Grachan Moncur III, Oliver Lake and many others.

As a youngster, Dwight James was influenced by his neighbors, who were professional Philadelphia Jazz musicians. Artists like tenor saxophonist Odean Pope, percussionist Robert Kenyatta, and drummer Sherman Ferguson were his mentors. James, developed and became a member of Philadelphia's adventurous musical front during the 1970s and 80s and was also associated with artists like Byard Lancaster, The Visitors, Sounds Of Liberation, Khan Jamal and Monnette Sudler. He is featured on many of the classic recordings from this community including, Khan Jamal Creative Art Ensemble's 1972 recording, Drum Dance To The Motherland, Sounds Of Liberation's 1972, self-titled debut album, Most important however, is his own first album as a leader, the Cadence Jazz Records' 1983 release, "Inner Heat." "

-Philadelphia Jazz Project (http://www.philajazzproject.org/index.php?post=mysterious-traveler-dwight-james#.WjqbsUtG2V4)
7/16/2018

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"Monnette Sudler (born June 5, 1952) is an American jazz guitarist from Philadelphia.

Sudler was born Monnette Goldman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Lea Goldman, married Truman W. Sudler in 1957.

Her first exposure to jazz was listening to her great-uncle play piano. When she was fifteen, she took lessons on guitar at the Wharton Center in Philadelphia. She can play drums and piano, and she composes, arranges, sings, and writes poetry. Early in her career she worked with vibraphonist Khan Jamal in the Sounds of Liberation. In the 1970s she studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston and in the 1980s at Temple University.

During her career, she has worked with Kenny Barron, Hamiet Bluiett, Arthur Blythe, Dameronia, Sonny Fortune, Dave Holland, Freddie Hubbard, Joseph Jarman, Hugh Masekela, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Sunny Murray, Trudy Pitts, Odean Pope, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Shirley Scott, Archie Shepp, Leon Thomas, Steve Turre, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington Jr., and Reggie Workman."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monnette_Sudler)
7/16/2018

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