Roots - Stablemates (1992).zip:http://www108.zippyshare.com/v/glf5bzsi/file.html
Thanks for sharing, Uri. Given the players involved, this should be an earfest, but in reality it's nothing but middle-of-the-road session for straight-ahead-aficionados who don't expect any edges and surprises. It's probably the least interesting record I ever heard featuring Sam Rivers. All in my humble opinion, of course.
Middle-of-the road ... yes, that's what it meant to be, this group preformed and recorded prior to this one under the banner "Salute to The Saxophone", straight ahead tribute to classic mainstream sax giants. Eventually you judge by it content not label and the result is pretty satisfying.
Dear Ludwig, I didn't knew that label "Salute to the Saxophone", so how could I judge by it?! I listen to it, judge by my ears and tell MY opinion. For me it's not satisfying - obviously you have a problem with that :)christophe - I'm not right, I tell how I feel, and I had the same thought before: what a line-up. And I was not satisfied after listening... other might be, straight ahead and classic mainstream sax giant lovers...
And btw - Beethoven, I guess I inspired you with my name, didn't I?! ;)
That's fine, eventually it a matter of personal taste each person should hold his own.
I'm listening now, and yes, it is pretty straight-forward jazz, and pretty smooth, but I find it to be enjoyable. Then again, I'm not one for the really wild, free jazz...so this works pretty well for my ears, polite though it might be...
Right now, I'm really digging Pullen's solo on "Linden Boulevard". I think it's quite fun to hear.
I don't know if your right Mozart (but Mozart must be right ;-), but what a line up !Thanks Uri.
Under the same name, Roots, they also issued Saying Something, with Benny Golson instead of Rivers and a different rhythm section.
Thank you very much
Based on who's on this, my initial reaction was 'this must be an important date.' Then again, that's not a certainty. Guess I'll have to listen for myself. Thanks for the opportunity Uri. Thanks as well to Beethoven and Mozart. I always enjoy reading the back and forth between such masters of the art! :-) At least I'll know to check my preconceptions at the door.
Very cool - thanks!
those who think this is middle of the road, perhaps try listening to this one instead:https://www.discogs.com/Improvisors-Pool-Featuring-Sam-Rivers-And-Alexander-von-Schlippenbach-Backgrounds-For-Improvisors/release/2338821
miguelbluesexcellent!!! Regards from Lima - PERÚ!
Not Grass Roots but...CLASP ROOTS.