New York Contemporary Five - Live at Koncertsal, Copenhagen, 17.10.1963 vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 05-Fox 012 LP
One of the greatest of the early 60s free jazz bands. By my count, they made 3 ½ albums; here’s a pretty decent live recording that I never came across before to add to their much too small legacy.

“The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year. They were a super-group after the fact -- the stellar frontline of Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai all being relative newcomers at the time. Cherry had recently left Ornette Coleman and was only starting to stretch into world music. Shepp was fresh off a stint with Cecil Taylor and had just found his voice as a composer and performer. And Tchicai was virtually unknown. Their scorching music -- aided by the supple and hard-hitting rhythm section of Don Moore and J. C. Moses -- is a thrilling mix of adventurous soloing and post-bop structures, memorable heads and go-for-broke improv.”
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  • UPC5060672883122
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