Monday, February 27, 2017

Claude Delcloo & Arthur Jones - 1969 - Africanasia

Claude Delcloo & Arthur Jones 

01. Africanasia Part 1 19:10
02. Africanasia Part 2 17:27

Alto Saxophone – Arthur Jones
Congas – Clifford Thornton
Drums – Claude Delcloo
Drums [Log Drums] – Malachi Favors
Flute – Joseph Jarman, Kenneth Terroade, Roscoe Mitchell
Gong, Bells, Percussion – Earl Freeman

Recorded August 22, 1969, Studio Saravah, Paris.

A set led by drummer Claude Delcloo, but which features great performances from a variety of other musicians too – not just alto saxophonist Arthur Jones, who gets a lot of solo space in the set – but also Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman on reeds, Clifford Thornton on congas, Malachi Favors on log drums, and Earl Freeman on gong and percussion! Kenneth Terroade is also on the set on sax, and the album features lots of spare, stripped-down, AACM-ish moments – on the record's one long track, "Africanasia".