Synchron - Synchron (Sagittarius A-Star, 2012)
Faruq Z. Bey: SaxophoneJohn Dana: Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass
Ron English: Guitar
Keith Vreeland: Piano, Keyboards
Leonard King: Drums
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Lost big D eclectic jazz from the late 80's ! not much info/track titles about it ?! seems an unissued studio date who was planned for release but never happened, until now... it feauture rare appearances by members of Sphere (Vreeland/Dana) who unfortunatly released only one fantastic album back then on Strata... and Ron English who also rec. an LP for Strata under his name (but never issued on wax) and played with Lyman Woodard (drummer Leonard King was also part of the Organization), Wendell Harrison and Eddie Russ (to name a few). the most oblique rec. i ever heard from Faruq Z. Bey... that was for sure an innovative Group who sounds so unique also today... and probably even tomorrow...[label press]
Previously-unissued work from Michigan reedman Faruq Z Bey – a set that bristles with energy right from the start, and has that great 80s way of mixing in a bit of electricity with acoustic avant jazz! The style's similar to the best New York modes of the same period – with some electric bass, guitar, and keyboards used alongside Bey's saxes – but in ways that are hardly fusion at all, and which instead have this way of building strongly, in blocky formations that push the music along beautifully! A few tunes get a bit more acoustic – going for acoustic piano and bass – and titles aren't listed, but the set features five long tracks in all. (Dusty Groove America)
Recorded late 80's.
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