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Roland P. Young

Isophonic Boogie Woogie (LP)

Label: EM Records

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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In restock Reissue of the legendary Afro spiritual minimal electronic masterpiece 5-track first LP (plus 2 bonus tracks) from horn wizard and original underground FM radio DJ Roland P. Young, featuring soprano sax, clarinet, and electronically-processed bass clarinet. An enjoyable outing from a neglected musician. Cosmic Afro-minimal electronic winds recorded in 1970s San Francisco. Classic explorations from the dude who was responsible for the legendary Infinite Sound LP on Arch 1750.

Thankfully, Isophonic Boogie Woogie is as weird and as wacked as all the above business would lead you to believe. Originally released in 1980, Isophonic Boogie Woogie was the first realiza- tion of Young's unique version of free jazz music, which he referred to as "Afro spiritual minimal electronic space music" which on closer listening is WAY more spot on... Some of the coolest, weird- est, most far out free jazz we've heard for sure 

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Cat. number: EM1045HJLP
Year: 2022
Notes:
Remastered LP reissue. (In conjunction with the CD reissue 2005, an edition was released limited to 100 LPs.) Original Vinyl Release 1980 (Flow Chart Records). Crystal Motions - Kalimba, voice, soprano saxophone. Flutter Fly Flounce - Clarinet. Row Land - Electronic bass-clarinet. Loveliness - Bells, chimes, electronic drone, soprano saxophone. Velvet Dream - Electronic bass-clarinet. Recorded live at Mapenzi, Berkeley, CA. Velvet Dream recorded at 1750 Arch Studios.