Steve Reid

Nova feat. The Legendary Master Brotherhood (SJRCD442)

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1976

Nova feat. The Legendary Master Brotherhood

Steve Reid

Soul Jazz Records

5026328104423

SJR 157104

SJRCD442

JAZZ

1

CD 14,04 €

digipack edition

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“This is an astounding record by an artist who has been criminally neglected. The list of those who could make out jazz funky is a short one. Ornette of course springs to mind as do the musicians of the Art Ensemble and their Chicago brethren. Drummer Steve Reid must now be added to that list. From the swaggering thunder of "Lions of Juda," to the gentler songs that close this album, there's nary a misstep. This music is as beautiful and dangerous as a shower of broken glass -- just when you think you've got a song figured out, this clever group of largely unsung musicians heightens the tension and takes things careening off in an unexpected direction. Have no fear though, these men are always nothing if not firmly in control. This is a wonderful document of a long vanished New York scene that was long on every emotion, not just fury.”– All Music Guide

PERSONNEL:

  • Luis Angel Falcon - bass (acoustic)
  • Richard Williams (fender)
  • Steve Reid - drums
  • Les Walker - piano, organ
  • Joe Rigby - saxes
  • Ahmed Abdullah - trumpet

Recorded March 23, 1976 at Studio WE, New York City

TRACKS:

  • 01 Nova
  • 02 Lions Of Juda
  • 03 Free Spirits - Unknown
  • 04 Long Time Black
  • 05 Sixth House