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Grachan Moncur IIINew Africa

Label:BYG Records – 529.321
Series:Actuel – 21
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, Post Bop, Modal

Tracklist

New Africa(17:30)
A1.11st Movement: Queen Tamam
Written-ByG. Moncur*
A1.22nd Movement: New Africa
Written-ByG. Moncur*
A1.33rd Movement: Black Call
Written-ByG. Moncur*
A1.44th Movement: Ethiopian Market
Written-ByG. Moncur*
A2Space Spy
Written-ByG. Moncur*
6:55
B1Exploration
Written-ByG. Moncur*
10:45
B2When
Written-ByG. Moncur*
12:00
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Notes

Recorded August 11, 1969 in Paris.
All tunes published by BYG Music (SACEM).

Housed in a glossy gatefold jacket.
Labels with a typo in Grachan Moncur's name > Gracham Moncur

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched runout): BYG-2-A 529321.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched runout): BYG-2-B 529321.B.
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Rights Society: BIEM

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New Africa (LP, Album, Gatefold)BYG Records529.321France1969
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New Africa (LP, Album, Gatefold)BYG Records529.321France1969
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New Africa (LP, Album, Gatefold)BYG Records529.321France1969
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New Africa (LP, Album, Gatefold)BYG RecordsBYG-22Japan1971

Reviews

  • taylorconrad8098's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Hell of a lineup. Sort of subdued in comparison to other albums but very good.
    • Euphonics's avatar
      Euphonics
      Edited 2 years ago
      Stunning recording. What Grachan Moncur lacks in quantity of albums, he makes up for in quality. Worth it for the "New Africa" Suite alone, but I think "When" is the true high point. One of the finest modal bass walks you'll be lucky enough to take. The interplay of Shepp's sax and Moncur's trombone rustle around you like the sweet chill of an autumn wind. Andrew Cyrille's drums are almost crystalline. A sublime effort overall.

      Most of the material from BYG Actuel that I've been exposed to lies just beyond the limits of the "Free Jazz" sandbox I am comfortable playing in, but this one strolls that edge with class and warmth. The original French vinyl is insanely heavy—one of the thickest I own—and is thus susceptible to warping. That being said, the sound quality is magnificent, so even a copy with a pronounced dish probably won't ruin your experience.
      • berrydbowen's avatar
        berrydbowen
        sonny's back alone makes this a must have.....cookin' at the highest level ....saw dave burrell play last week.....the living end of a dying art
        • MultiGrooves's avatar
          MultiGrooves
          Just wonderful.

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