:::The Elements:::

Posted: Thursday, 17 April 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , ,

This is one of the odder Joe Henderson recordings. The four lengthy selections not only feature the great tenor-saxophonist but the piano and harp of Alice Coltrane (during one of her rare appearances as a sideman), violinist Michael White, bassist Charlie Haden, percussionist Kenneth Nash and Baba Duru Oshun on tablas. The somewhat spiritual nature of the music (Henderson's compositions are titled "Fire," "Air," "Water" and "Earth") and the presence of Alice Coltrane makes these Eastern-flavored performances rather unique if not all that essential: an early example of world music in jazz. This recording has been reissued as part of Henderson's eight-CD Milestone box set.
:::By Scott Yanow:::
Joe Henderson Featuring Alice Coltrane - The Elements (1974)

1 Fire (11:07)
2 Air (9:53)
3 Water (7:33)
4 Earth (13:15)

Bass - Charlie Haden
Congas, Bells, Gongs, Sakara Drum, Percussion - Kenneth Nash
Drums - Leon Ndugu Chancler (tracks:1, 3
Engineer - Rick Heenan
Flute [Wood] - Kenneth Nash (tracks: 3)
Narrator - Kenneth Nash (tracks: 4)
Piano, Harp, Tamboura, Harmonium - Alice Coltrane
Producer - Orrin Keepnews
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute, Flute [Alto] - Joe Henderson
Tabla, Percussion - Baba Duru Oshun
Violin - Michael White

All music composed by Joe Henderson
Recorded at Village Recorders, Los Angeles, Ca., on October 15, 16, 17, 1973
Remix Engineer: Skip Shimmin (at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Ca.)

5 komentarze:

  1. raf says:

    The link asterix is not active. And anything Alice Coltrane is worth checking out and buying.

  1. jazzlover says:

    Is active now. Enjoy Dude!

  1. Anonymous says:

    The link isn't working again. Could I trouble you to reup it? I know this post is from a long time ago, but like raf said... anything with Alice on it is worth checking out.

  1. jazzlover says:

    A new link is coming soon.