vrijdag 21 mei 2010

Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe - Duo Exchange (1972)

Another really free album that came out of the free jazz burst at the end of the 60s. Easiest comparison to this album is Interstellar Space by John Coltrane, on which Coltrane and Ali played together as a duo. One of the greatest duo performances this is, ever. Although totally obscure, that doesn't mean it isn't any good. Frank Lowe is not Coltrane, obviously, but his way of playing is really fresh, free, and most important of all: great. Rashied Ali plays more structured than he does on Interstellar Space, and Duo Exchange is a much more urgent listen than Interstellar Space.

I guess you have all noticed that I've been posting a lot of (free) jazz lately. I hope you all like it, if not, bear with me, because I really want to post this masterpieces and I want people to like them. There aren't enough people listening to this kind of music, and I hate that. I'm writing an essay about free jazz at the moment, so this is all I really listen to.

duo exchange

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thank you. really. i am expanding my musical horizons and your blog is really helpful. i've downloaded 3 abums from your blog, and i will repost some stuff on mine. thanx again, keep on posting.