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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