Shamek Farrah

Shamek Farrah & Norman Person Live (BBE679ACD)

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Shamek Farrah & Norman Person Live

Shamek Farrah

BBE

196006704247

GEN 169864

BBE679ACD

JAZZ

1

CD 18,17 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Quality over quantity. That’s what characterises Shamek Farrah and Norman Person’s recorded output. They may have a small discography between them but it’s a stable of recordings that centrally locate them in the development of the black jazz of America. BBE Music present a new edition of a rare, relatively unknown, and unheard gem. Recorded between 1988 and 1991 across a series of concerts, ‘Live’ was released in 1991 and was only available for sale at their gigs. Issued on audio cassette on Farrah’s private Heritage Industries label, ‘Live’ is a raw, uncompromising selection of deep, conscious jazz featuring three original compositions and two covers

On Live, saxophonist Farrah and trumpeter Person - friends for decades - capture an energy and vibration that is infused with the spirit of their youth – whether drawing on the hard bop of the late 50s and early 60s or the Afrocentric spiritual jazz of the early 70s, of which Farrah is intimately linked via his albums on Strata East, ‘Live’ is a document of two masters at work.

Live has flown under the radar to many a fan of prime black conscious and spiritual jazz but now BBE brings back this astonishing set by two giant talents accompanied by a group of musicians who shine with brilliance and verve.

TRACKS, PERSONNEL & DATES:

  • 01. AISHA
  • Shamek Farrah - (alto sax)
  • Norman Person - (trumpet)
  • David Durrah - (piano)
  • Hideji Tanninaka - (bass)
  • Abdul Shaheed - (drums
  • Richard Torres - (congas)
  • Recorded in New York, February 23, 1991
  • 02. FOOTPRINTS
  • Shamek Farrah - (alto sax)
  • Norman Person - (trumpet)
  • Sonelius Smith - (piano)
  • Brad Jones - (bass)
  • Yaron Israel - (drums)
  • Lenny King - (percussion)
  • Garry Hammon - (tenor sax)
  • Recorded in New York, October 7, 1988
  • 03. NEGATIVE FORCES
  • Shamek Farrah - (alto sax)
  • Norman Person - (trumpet)
  • Sonelius Smith - (piano)
  • Quintin Franklin - (bass)
  • Thurman Barker - (drums)
  • Recorded in New York, August 18, 1990
  • 04. TIMELESS BEGINNINGS
  • Shamek Farrah - (alto sax)
  • Norman Person - (trumpet)
  • David Durrah - (piano)
  • Hideji Tanninaka - (bass)
  • Gene Gadner - (drums)
  • Recorded in New York, Fefruary 23, 1991
  • 05. I REMEMBER CLIFFORD
  • Norman Person - (trumpet)
  • Sonelius Smith - (piano)
  • Brad Jones - (bass)
  • Recorded in New York, October 7, 1988