Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Roswell Rudd: Flexible Flyer

There is no other musician in the world cut from the same cloth as Roswell Rudd. This very sweet record, with Rudd's trombone dovetailing beautifully with Sheila Jordan's voice and an exhilarating rhythm section, was issued first on Arista Freedom in the mid-1970s, the same fertile period that produced Rudd's Numatik Swing Band. Hod O'Brien's "Waltzing in the Sagebrush" ought to be a standard by now.
Rudd's no spring chicken anymore, but is still a working musician, which means if you like this and see his name on other recordings (and there are lots of them), you should be sure to buy them.

Roswell Rudd: trb, Fr horn
Sheila Jordan: voc
Hod O'Brien: p
Arild Anderson: b
Barry Altschul: dr

1 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (Michel LeGrand)
2 Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock)
3 Suh Blah Blah Buh Sibi (Roswell Rudd)
4 Waltzing In The Sagebrush (Hod O'Brien)
5 Moselle Variations: Whatever Turns You On Baby/Tuff Muffins/Moselle (Roswell Rudd)

Blue Rock Studios,, NYC, March, 1974
320 kbps ripped from Black Lion BLCD760215


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Anonymous said...

Gracias, Festoonic! Cuánta buena música hay por aquí... :D

Anonymous said...

Have this on vinyl, but couldn't find the CD. This is a much appreciate alternative.