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Live at Haight Levels Vol​.​2 - Excerpt 1
Live at Haight Levels Vol​.​2 - Excerpt 2
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Afro Blue Persuasion

Live at Haight Levels Vol​.​2 (LP)

Label: Tramp Records

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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The second instalment from Tramp of unearthed, long-lost recordings made in San Francisco during 1967 by the Afro-Blue Persuasion - led by jazz / funk mastermind Ulysses Crockett - Live at Haight Levels Vol. 2 captures the heights of afro-cuban jazz at its very best. Issued in a highly limited pressing of 500 copies, with the first volume already commanding high numbers on the secondary market, this one is bound to fly.

* 2021 Stock. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies* Ulysses Crockett studied classical piano from 6 to 14 years old, adding alto saxophone and flute at 16 years old while attending Oakland California's McClymonds High graduating in 1956 as student body president and Valedictorian entering Stanford University in the fall of 1956.

During the Lawrence Ferlinghetti Bay area beatnik era (circa 1957-1960), Ulysses' group was known as The Latin Jazz Quintet which included an early female bongo drummer named Joyce Zavaleta. Joyce had an extensive vinyl LP collection of afro-cuban records including compositions and performances of legendary bassist Israel 'Cachao' López and international known singer Celia Cruz. Joyce met U.C. Berkeley Student John Miller and taught him the Cuban piano styles. The regular members of the Afro-Blue Persuasion band consisted of John Miller - piano, Harald Haynes - congas, Robert Belinksy - drums, Ulysses Crockett - vibraphone, and Robert Bing Nathan - upright contrabass.

At nineteen years old each, bassist Paul Jackson (who appears with genius composer, performer and pianist Herbie Hancock) and tenor flautist Robert Harvey were both serving in the U.S. Army station located in the San Francisco base known as the Presidio. On weekends, both Paul and Robert would sit in with the Afro-Blue Persuasion band. "Live at Haight Levels" is the one and only recorded live performance by the Afro-Blue Persuasion. Finally, the songs are going to see the light of the day after 52 years! This is afro-cuban jazz at its very best! A stunning treasure rarely to be found - unless it's on Mo-Jazz!

Cat. number: TRLP-9079
Year: 2019