Terry PlumeriHe Who Lives In Many Places

Label:Airborne Records (3) – ARC1
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Modal, Free Improvisation, Fusion


A2He Who Lives In Many Places
B1Dayspring America
B3Soft Colored Lightstream

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A1-B2 recorded November 23 & 24, 1971
B3 recorded March 15, 1971

For artist booking and information call Airborne at (202) 785-5229

Ⓟ1975, Airborne Recording Company
2120 L St., N.W.,
Suite 102,
Washington, D.C. 20037

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): WEC S-4190-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): WEC S-4190-B2
  • Rights Society: BMI

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He Who Lives In Many Places (CD, Album, Reissue)GMMC Records749-2US2006



  • nyuricon's avatar
    I remember picking this up toward the beginning of my record collecting odyssey, maybe around 9-10 years ago, it was in a bargain bin, I got it on the strength of Herbie Hancock being featured, I remember listening to it, digging Timeworn in particular, and filing it away, occasionally recommending it to my fellow crate diggers when we'd be in the wild and it'd be like a $5 thing.


    Flash forward, having Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi, Miles Davis In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, tons and tons of electronic jazz of the early 1970's inspired by, or from the side players doing their own hustle... perhaps a couple hundred or more LP's....

    I came back, gave this a full listen recently, and was just utterly blown away, it really seems like Herbie's Crossing phase of his Mwandishi era, like a forgotten relic.... B3 Soft Colored Lightstream, and A2 He Who Lives in Many Places are different, almost as if they were thrown in to make a complete album...

    However B2 Bees seems in many ways to anticipate certain elements that would be found in Herbie Hancock's "Hornets" on Sextant, as if Bees is the preliminary prototype, something Herbie came back to, refining, and changing, but "Bees" is a great step that is in that direction.

    A1 Underwater, B1 Dayspring America, and A3 Timeworn have those stylistic touches one finds in Herbie Hancock's Crossings. It's not a replica or one for one of course, but the feel is there, clearly Herbie being a quintessential artist found himself in some of his most creative periods during the Mwandishi era, and then of course the Head Hunter's era, so it's not unreasonable that he likely had dozens of compositions that didn't make his album, it feels like "Underwater" "Dayspring America" "Timeworn" and "Bees" are examples of this, of course Terry Plumeri was his collaborator in a sense for these, likely adding his own unique artistic spin that is evident.

    I am always shocked how underrated this LP is, especially because many crate diggers actually do have it, rep it, and acknowledge it is amazing.

    Anyone into Herbie Hancock's "Mwandishi" era (Mwandishi, Crossings, Sextant), or electronic jazz of Miles, Weather Report, etc. as well as anyone with a crate digger sense, or a fan of the early electronic jazz that took on a spiritual, experimental, sui generis feel, pick this up! It seems to have been pressed in a decent quantity, likely this small label wanting to capitalize on Herbie's internationally renowned success, hoped they would have a quiet, but high volume seller, perhaps many just ended up in the bargain bins.....

    Anyhow, one can find this under $10 consistently, it is so worth the price of admission, again A2, and B3 are different, good in their own way, but I may recommend skipping those two on the first listen, then give it the full, so the four Mwandishi era tracks, that are superb can have full impact....

    Listen to Timeworn alone even, if a private press LP had only that, and every other track was say shlocky solo noodling guitar, people would still cop it for Timeworn.

    Thankfully, no track is bad, four are out of this world, the other two take time, but are solid, merely different in mood.

    Treat Yo Self, and allow your jazz soul to live in many places...
    • MoominRecords's avatar
      Features Herbie Hancock on Keyboards
      • jazzro-till's avatar
        Great fusion record from Terry, known as the bass player from Roberta Flack's earlier records with Herbie Hancock on Rhodes and Eric Gravatt on drums of Weather Report fame. Album features also John Abercromie on guitar. Herbie plays some of his best electric piano solos on record. The whole album is a great mixture of accoustic and electric instrumentation with long, epic tunes.This is to my knowlege the only record Terry released in this fusion style. Highly recommended!!


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