MCPHEE, JOE - NATION TIME

MCPHEE, JOE - NATION TIME

LP (12"/10" Album)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: SUPERIOR VIADUC

Release date: 18/01/2019

Barcode: 0857661008643

Catalog no.: SV0000164

Item ID: 471752

It's been nearly five decades since Joe McPhee assembled a group of musicians to perform the weekend concerts that would become 'Nation Time', his debut LP. It was December 1970, thirty-one-year-old McPhee was inspired by Amiri Baraka's poem 'It's Nation Time,' and the students at Vassar College didn't know what hit them. "What time is it?" shouted the bandleader. "C'mon, you can do better than that. What time is it?!" The music on 'Nation Time' came out of the fertile, but little-known creative jazz scene in Poughkeepsie, New York, McPhee's home base. Two bands were deployed, one with a funky free foundation featuring guitar and organ, the other consisting of a more standard jazz formation with two drummers and the brilliant Mike Kull at the piano. Across the concert and the next afternoon's audience-less recording session, the band was ignited by McPhee's passion and his gorgeous post-Coltrane/post-Pharoah tenor. On 'Shakey Jake,' they hit a James Brown groove filtered through Archie Shepp, while the sidelong title track is as searching and poignant today as it was during its heyday. Originally released in 1971 on CjR, an imprint started expressly to document McPhee's music, 'Nation Time' has a sense of urgency and inspiration.

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More on the SUPERIOR VIADUC label...


MILK FROM CHELTENHAM - TRIPTYCH OF POISONERS

MILK FROM CHELTENHAM - TRIPTYCH OF POISONERS

The first-time vinyl reissue of the sole album from UK DIY legends Milk From Cheltenham, originally released in 1983 on the famed It's War Boys imprint. This title is suitable for fans of a.o. Swell Maps, The Faust Tapes and LAMFS.

 

BROWN, MARION - THREE FOR SHEPP

BROWN, MARION - THREE FOR SHEPP

A classic jazz debut-album gets reissued on vinyl. In 1966, when Marion Brown was ready to make his first record as a leader, he was standing on the shoulders of giants. Formative associations with Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra established Brown as a saxophonist to watch, and ... read more »

 

PIN GROUP - GO TO TOWN

PIN GROUP - GO TO TOWN

Pressed on 12" translucent red vinyl, here's a reissue of a classic piece of archetypical New Zealand indie pop. Recorded in January, 1982, 'Go To Town' was the Pin Group's third and final release. In these days the band had expanded to a five-piece line-up, including ... read more »

 

KOSUGI, TAKEHISA - CATCH-WAVE

KOSUGI, TAKEHISA - CATCH-WAVE

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and mixed-media artist, Takehisa Kosugi has stood on the forefront of the Japanese avant-garde for over six decades. In the 1960s, he was part of Japan's first improvisational music collective, Group Ongaku, and contributed to Fluxus in New ... read more »

 

FACTRIX - SCHEINTOT

FACTRIX - SCHEINTOT

Arguably the most prescient band of the entire late '70s San Francisco underground. Throbbing walls of damaged electronics, grim lyrical musings, droning bass, piercing guitar, and a modified Roland CR-78 played at 1/4 its slowest speed. Filters the influence of peers such ... read more »

 

LEON, CRAIG - NOMMOS

LEON, CRAIG - NOMMOS

First ever official vinyl reissue of this electronic 1981 masterpiece from the famed NYC producer of Suicide, filled with lush textures and pulsating rhythm boxes. Comparisons can be made to German innovators such as Cluster and La Dusseldorf, yet this is an unbalanced ... read more »

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.