Shamek Farrah ‎– First Impressions

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Meterologicly Tuned 11:00
Watch What Happens Now 5:35
Umoja Suite 7:21
First Impressions 11:29

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SES-7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(LP, Album) Strata-East SES-7412 US 1974 Sell This Version
SES-7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(LP, Album, Promo) Strata-East SES-7412 US 1974 Sell This Version
SES 7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(LP, Album, RE) Strata-East, Bomba Records (4) SES 7412 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BOM24102, SES 7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Bomba Records (4), Strata-East BOM24102, SES 7412 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BOM1408, SES 7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(CD, Album, RE) Bomba Records (4), Strata-East BOM1408, SES 7412 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
SRLP023 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Superfly Records (2) SRLP023 US 2017 Sell This Version
SES-7412 Shamek Farrah First Impressions(LP, Album, RE) Strata-East SES-7412 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Audiophale

Audiophale

November 9, 2017
referencing First Impressions, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, SRLP023

Brilliant sound quality. Excellent quality reissue of this rare gem.
yulablues

yulablues

April 20, 2014
referencing First Impressions, LP, Album, RE, SES-7412
The sound quality on my reissue copy makes me wonder if it was cut with the masters- it is very loud and crisp. The artists owned their tapes at Strata, so it is possible that Shamek Farrah had a hand in this reissue.
soulkings

soulkings

November 13, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing First Impressions, LP, Album, RE, SES-7412

"First Impressions" is one of the very best tunes in the strata east catalogue, fantastic piece of free improvised groove jazz. The players are kind of doing there solos together at the same time, but never loose touch to that bassline groove, outstanding, free, but never too free, just really soulful interaction and a mysterious ancient vibe to it.

IMO, this is the best tune on the LP, I never listened to the other ones in years.

Q-Tip sampled this bassline for one of the A Tribe Called Quest records.

Reissues without the "New York" address printed on the otherwise identical label fetched up to 300$ on ebay on a regular basis a couple of years ago, if you don't believe me, check out popsike, I believe this is, because people were not aware of the repress, which is definitely rare too. http://www.popsike.com/SHAMEK-FARRAHFIRST-IMPRESSIONS-1974-LP-RECORDNR-MINT/250608975817.html

I bought my copy at the end of the 90ties at Soultrade Records and never (!) saw it again in any record store.

The sound quality is good enough, but I never had a chance to compare to an original pressing.