Clifford Thornton and Arthur Jones have remained largely unknown ever since, except to collectors who treasure those early Parisian records and the world they evoke. We know little of what they did in later years, but if Hemingway was right, “If you are lucky enough to live in Paris [read “jazz”] as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you”. Thornton died in Switzerland in 1989, largely forgotten in his “home” country. Jones died in New York City in 1998, his name almost entirely elided even from histories of the avant-garde. This “Revisited” release restores them to memory, where they belong. – Brian Morton
Clifford Thornton, Arthur Jones, Archie Shepp, Grachan Moncur III, Dave Burrell, Beb Guérin, Earl Freeman, Sunny Murray, Claude Delcloo.
Cat. number: ezz-thetics 1154