Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Sunny Murray – "Sunshine" (BYG Records – 529.348) 1969

Ex -Ayler skins technician , Sunny, not Sonny, Murray, gathers some of his highfalutin Jazz chums for an album of madness,while he continuously bashes his Ride cymbol for forty minutes and gets the top billing.
The opener suggests that we're in for another respectful spacey  hommage to Africa, but the "Trane" word is used, so we get a slowly evolving hommage to the "Trane"...instead....again!
It's side B where the action gets serious, with some grade A sax abuse howling in your delicate shellikes  via a triangulation of  automatic sax playing from Arthur Jones, Archie Shepp,and Kenneth Terroade,backed up by Lester Bowie on a rather angry trumpet.Alan Silva's back on Bass and Dave Burrell is drowning on a rather submerged Piano.All done in an afternoon's work on August 15th, in Paris 1969. Now where the fuck did I put that damn Time Machine?


A1 Flower Trane 13:44
B1 Real 8:44
B2 Red Cross 7:50


Pisŧöff said...

You say you want a revolution?

rev.b said...

That searing cymbal was the main takeaway the first time I heard this, left me with an ear-splitting headache, and I DID have control of the volume. Recovered for side two tho'. Paris in 1969 couldn’t have been as fantastic as these Byg records suggest, but I can dream, can’t I? Looks like Pisŧöff wants to start a revolution. Good on ya bloke, much appreciated.

Nick said...

Thanks Jonny, and thanks Pisŧöff for the Revolutionary Ensemble.
Another Leroy Jenkins collaboration..

parmalee said...

@ rev.b -- on Paris, 1969? One word: Gong. Seriously though, despite the (obvious) downsides, I think pretty much anywhere on the Continent between 69, 70 and 71 would have been pretty fantastic.

Pisŧöff said...

Ha...had that Mtume album in the queue for AGES. Never actually posted it that I can remember.
Love some Strata East albums. here's one:

Nick said...

Many thanks - again.
I only discovered your wonderful blog shortly before it was removed.
Hope life is treating you well.

Monsieur Tittysprinkles said...

Alright Jonny, let's talk turkey here

Would you rather look like Jar Jar Binks or sound like Jar Jar Binks?

You are not allowed to kill yourself

Anonymous said...

ulalllaaa, Doctor Zivago, got 6 albums of Sunny Murray, but not thid one, woowso now i'm at 7... the UNTOUCHABLE FACTOR ones are great too!!!!

Lilith on lockdown again

Anonymous said...

Line up of the SUNNY MURRAY' UNTOUCHABLE FACTOR "APPLE CORE" album i'm listening right now:
Arthur Blythe, Don Pullen, Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake, Sunny Murray

legs shaking, breath stopping, wooowww, those sax solos!!!


thanx to Pistöff

of the Revolutionary Ensemble had only "the psyche" and "and now..", so thanks to you now i have three more pieces of aural orgasm!!!!!

Jonny Zchivago said...

on jar jar binks ....... i look like he sounds.....shit.