domingo, 4 de enero de 2015

Owen Marshall - As Captain Puff in the Naked Truth (Aditi,1975)

No puedes pedir más para un domingo por la mañana. Disco de jazz espiritual de espíritu exótico y vibraciones cercanas a Sun Ra, Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders, el Don Cherry más cósmico entre otras consideraciones que llevan tiempo haciéndose eco muchos blogs y portales aficionados a la investigación de ediciones privadas. Reeditado por Jazzman en 2012, este legado único de Owen Marshall con " As Captain Puff in the Naked Truth" es una absoluta belleza.

"This excellent and EXTREMELY rare original private pressing from 1975 is difficult to comfortably categorize.  I guess you could get away with calling it a soul jazz or jazz funk LP (yes, there are funky cuts and, yes, there is a dope drum break), but that wouldn’t do this fantastic album justice as it also has strong elements of spiritual jazz, Sun Ra style space psychedelia, brooding atmospheric electronica and even one grooving calypso-like jam. 

Owen Marshall was a very interesting and creative musician (note all the instruments that he plays on this album). He’s played with truly great musicians such as Max Roach, Jackie McLean, and even Chet Baker. He received composer and arranger credits on Lee Morgan’s first two Blue Note albums and appears on both of Calvin Keys, Black Jazz label releases. 

Personnel: Owen Marshall background vocals, flute, alto saxophone, guitar, piano, electric piano, Obe synthesizer, drums, bongos, steel drum, bamboo scraper, baja bird talk, toilet chimes, and tube-a-phone; Bonita Versh background vocals; Cheryl Marshall background vocals; Ernest Straughter electric piano; Danny White bass; Danny Whatley - fender bass; Shakur Abdullah drums, congas; Derrick Roberts drums; Mcheza Blue percussion"

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