Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lloyd McNeill & Marshall Hawkins- Tanner Suite (Asha #2, 1969)

"Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist – a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher. In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. His music mixes jazz with Latin, Brazilian and African rhythms that McNeill learnt was studying anthropology in his travels through much of Africa and Brazil (where he joined with Dom Salvador, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo Maura and Martinho da Vila)."---Souljazz Records

Transcendent 70's spritual jazz delicacy. Flautist Lloyd McNeill & bassist Marshall Hawkins offer their improvised musical tribute to African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner at the Smithsonian National Gallery Of Art on July 20th, 1969. Released in a mono edition of 1000 on McNeill's own private imprint, Asha Records, of Washington DC. The mighty Souljazz Records just gave its welcome treatment to Asha #1. All thanks to Innerspace for the 320 rip & Just Jazz Art for the image scans. FYI- there's a routine click at the start of Black Expatriate. All just part & parcel of the rare territory we're in here, folks. Enjoy.

Download: Lloyd McNeill & Marshall Hawkins- Tanner Suite (Asha #2, 1969)

1. Black Expatriate
2. Tanner Blue
3. Daniel in the Lion's Den
4. The Banjo Lesson


Holly said...

You are my hero!

Due to an oft-noted passing resemblance to Bette Midler I've found it useful to learn some of her songs, so I'm almost tempted to bust out into "Wind Beneath My Wings" ... but no. I will NOT go there. ;-)

Thank you. This is an EXCEEDINGLY generous share.

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Funk Drops said...

Thank you!!!

Miles said...

simply beautiful! an extraordinary share. thank you.

Musaklee said...

I'm speechless! Thanks a bunch. I'm still searching for a decent copy. Cheers to you all... and a happy new year. Peace.