Black Lion
Jazz, Free Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Album Review

The emphasis is on color and sound on this spirited avant-garde album. Four of the five selections feature the adventurous tenor of Frank Lowe with trumpeter Lester Bowie, trombonist Joseph Bowie, cellist Abdul Wadud and either Steve Reid or Bob Shaw on drums. They perform two Lowe originals and two pieces by Thelonious Monk; these renditions are full of surprises and contrasts. In addition, Lowe is heard with an unknown group of local musicians called "the Memphis Four" on "Chu's Blues" in 1974. Open-eared listeners should find this set to be quite stimulating.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Epistrophy
  2. Play Some Blues
  3. Fresh
  4. Misterioso
  5. Chu's Blues
purchase full album