Saturday, April 07, 2007

black women/sonny sharrock





this is a great late 60's free jazz record from guitarist sonny sharrock featuring linda sharrock, milford graves, and teddy daniel. explosive guitar & drums with linda's wailing vocals throughout- this little gem is slowly becoming one of my favorite albums- its slightly more accessible than some of the sax driven free jazz records- nothing is going to hurt your ears, although the vocals get pretty wild in some spots... and one of the tracks has the greatest name ever, "Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black"

one of my favorite things about sonny, except for his playing, of course, is that he turned down an audition for the miles davis band because he thought that the uncredited solo he played on davis' 'a tribute to jack johnson' spoke for itself. take that, miles!

portrait of the le duo in 3 colors, all yellow

3 comments:

g-lo said...

I don't know if Milford still teaches at Bennington but he used to a few years ago.

jay said...

So did another one of my avant-jazz favs, Charles Gayle.

the le duo said...

he really shines on this here album...