richard dunbar clear eyed vision sun ra noah howard

richard dunbar clear-eyed vision jahari records 101 vinyl: m- sleeve: m- recorded nyc in 1975 (by marzette watts) & 1980 (by ali abuwi from aboriginal music society). multi-instrumentalist dunbar played in bill dixon's free conservatory orchestra (1968; page 114, ben young's dixonia ), blows french horn on noah howard's live at the village vanguard ('72) & sam rivers' crystals ('74), & sometimes appeared in the sun ra arkestra (early>mid' 90s). clear-eyed vision is the 1st of at least three records he made for his own jahari label & it's an outlandishly personal statement, right up there with the most idiosyncratic private press records in any genre. "ancestral remembrance" blends jew's harp, hand percussion, multi-tracked french horn & wooden flutes, something like "afternoon of a georgia faun" marion brown but rather more charmingly homestyle; "moving through a monastery suite" is a grassroots solo piano study; "she threw away the key" is a fractured-rhythm psychedelic loft jazz expo highlighting guitarist masujaa. dunbar's totally doing his own thing here, personally i love it & will keep a copy in my own collection for the final reckoning. dunbar: french horn, piano, bass guitar & guitar; tyron brown, vocal ('75 session only); ken hutson, bass violin; ron rahsaan, drums; masujaa saimu, electric ... read more