Label: Jazzaggression Records
Never before released 1974 recording of the all-female Spiritual jazz Californian outfit High Risk. A unique musical experience that is oozing the spiritual freedom of the early seventies in a creative mixture of jazz, folk and poetry – all fuelled with political lyrics.
From an all-female band consisting of Virginia Rubino (of BeBe K’Roche fame) on keys, Cyndy ”Cynth” Mason Fitzpatrick (of flutemedicine fame) on saxes and flute, Bobi Jackson on bass and Sandy Ajida on percussion. The album features 6 original tracks including the full mix of Common Woman with all 6 poems by critically acclaimed poet and author Judy Grahn, who also contributed to the new liner-notes. Limited pressing of 500 copies, comes sealed in American style paste-on cover and with lyrics and poster inside.
"A really unique album by an all-female jazz group from the LA scene of the 70s – a group who were part of the feminist collective of artists distributed by Olivia Records, but who are maybe even more righteous than the rest! The group mix together jazz and poetry – the latter of which is both sung and spoken, and often has these wonderful ways of tying together personal desires and inclinations with larger political issues – all while the rest of the combo is laying down a spiritual current of piano, percussion, bass, and strong solos on tenor and flute from Cyndy Mason Fitzpatrick. The centerpiece of the record is the extended suite “The Common Woman” – based around the poetry of Judy Grahan – and that’s balanced out by a fair bit more instrumental work at other times on the set" Dustygroove