Alan Braufman

Valley of Search (VOS001)

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Valley of Search

Alan Braufman

Valley of Search

650384032823

DRJ 163823

VOS001

JAZZ

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CD 14,03 €

4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

"Valley Of Search might have been the first and last recording of its kind. The 1975 album was perhaps the final moment of reconciliation between the rapidly diverging sides of John Coltrane’s musical legacy—a unity of the modal, Eastern-influenced spiritual jazz with the intense free-form—that never again would occupy the same strain of music. But it also was among the early signals of the nascent Manhattan loft scene, being recorded in the Canal Street storefront where multi-reedist Alan Braufman and pianist Gene Ashton (b.k.a. Cooper-Moore) lived."

"Valley Of Search is the only album made under Braufman’s leadership, and ranks as Ashton’s first recording—nearly forgotten, but now ripe for rediscovery. - Michael J. West (Downbeat)"

PERSONNEL:

  • Alan Braufman – saxophone
  • Cooper-Moore – piano, dulcimer, recitation
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • David Lee – drums
  • Ralph Williams - percussion

Live at Columbia University's radio station, WKCR on May 22, 1972

TRACKS:

  • 01. Rainbow Warriors
  • 02. Chant
  • 03. Thankfulness
  • 04. Love Is For Real
  • 05. Forshadow
  • 06. Miracles
  • 07. Ark Of Salvation
  • 08. Little Nabil's March
  • 09. Destiny