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Free At Last - Extended Edition

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
29-11-2019
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Barcode:
602577986321
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
7798632
Free At Last - Extended Edition
Free At Last - Extended Edition

Description

Revisited and remastered, with additional takes, texts and photos, here is the very first ECM session, recorded in Ludwigsburg in November 1969, featuring the great American pianist Mal Waldron, whose resume included work with Coltrane, Mingus, Dolphy and Billie Holiday.

In his original liner notes, Mal wrote: "This album represents my meeting with free jazz. Free jazz for me does not mean complete anarchy You will hear me playing rhythmically instead of soloing on chord changes." As Jazz Journal noted, "tough, two-handed modal blues" predominates, and the music sounds as fresh now as the day it was recorded. Indeed, the tersely-grooving "Boo" and "Rock My Soul" could be club hits half a century later.

The Extended Anniversary Edition of Free At Last is issued as an audiophile vinyl double album.

Personnel: Mal Waldron (piano), Isla Eckinger (double bass), Clarence Becton (drums)

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Rat Now
  3. Balladina
  4. 1-3-234
  5. Rock My Soul
  6. Willow Weep For Me
  7. Boo
  8. 1-3-234 (var.)
  9. Balladina (var.)
  10. Boo (var.)
  11. Willow Weep For Me (long version)
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