Amazing avant-garde performances Steve Tintweiss and The Purple Why – MarksTown

Amazing avant-garde performances Steve Tintweiss and The Purple Why – MARKSTOWN:   The Purple Why, which was James DuBoise – trumpet; Mark Whitecage – tenor saxophone and flute; Trevor Koehler – baritone saxophone; Judy Stuart and Amy Sheffer – vocals; Steve Tintweiss – double bass, melodica, vocals, composer, leader and Laurence Cook – drums gave a couple of amazing avant-garde performances in August and September of 1968 on this quite interesting CD.

For those readers who don’t know yet, I performed a lot of free improvisational jazz back in the 1990’s, and I can say that tunes like “Contrapuntal” bring back many memories for me… solid instrumental skills from all the players take this to a level above “average improv” (if there is even such a thing, lol)… the “far-out” DJ’s will dig this and be playing it often, I suspect!

Listeners who aren’t really into the “out” in jazz may not warm to this in the immediate moment, but I can promise you that tunes like the closer, “Space Rocks”, will grow on you – particularly if you zone totally out with headphones on and no interruptions… Zappa would’ve been most proud.

I give this very interesting CD a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.97.  Get more information on the Original Vinyl Records page for the album.                                       Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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