Sonny Fortune

Great Friends W/ Harper, Cowell, Workman & Hart (PPAN024)

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Great Friends W/ Harper, Cowell, Workman & Hart

Sonny Fortune

Pure Pleasure

5060149623527

LPS 166607

PPAN024

JAZZ

2

LP 43,79 €

2X 180 GRAM VINYL

AUDIOPHILE RE-MASTERING

LIMITED EDITION

Recorded in 1986 in Paris and originally released only in France, Great Friends mines the John Coltrane spiritual legacy with fervent incantatory playing and an ecstatic charge. Not that alto saxophonist Fortune and tenor man Harper necessarily speak with Trane’s voice, but the intensity of their playing and their use of certain scales and modes produce a Tranelike atmosphere. Drummer Hart (who organized this band at the request of a Japanese promoter), bassist Workman and pianist Cowell form a hard-hitting team alongside the horns.

The rhythm section can be compared to the McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones t Great Friends is hot

PERSONNEL:

  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Cowell – piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Billy Hart – drums

Recorded on July 7, 1986 at Sysmo Studio, Paris

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • A1. Cal Massey
  • A2. It Is Not True, Simply Because You Cannot Believe It
  • A3. Thoughts
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Equipoise
  • B2. Synapse
  • SIDE C
  • C1. East Harlem Nostalgia
  • C2. Insight
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Awakening