Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
2010 release. Poughkeepsie, New York multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee organized a great double-bill at Vassar College in 1970, featuring himself and his local underground jazz peers. One disc in the two CD set of previously unreleased music consists of a complete set of music by McPhee's quintet -- wild and deeply soulful free jazz quite close in spirit to McPhee's legendary 1971 debut, Nation Time (CVSD 011CD), with clear connections to Pharoah Sanders. On the other disc, a simmering Hammond B-3 set introduces the Ernie Bostic Quartet and serves as an on-the-ground, in-the-crib soul-jazz foil to McPhee's political and astral explorations. Recorded April 30, 1970. Ernie Bostic Quartet: Ernie Bostic, Otis Greene, Herbie Leaman, and Charlie Benjamin; Joe McPhee Quintet: Joe McPhee, Byron Morris, Mike Kull, Tyrone Crabb, and Bruce Thompson.