**shipping on Friday** 2015 restock, very last copies. Originally released on Freedom Recordings, 1969. Numbered vinyl edition of 1000 and another superior piece of documentation from Bo' Weavil. The Black Ark is one of the most sought-after underground free jazz releases of all time. This record simply is THE BOMB -- a perfect combination of Noah Howard's soulful compositions and playing, infused with plenty of sweet/sour/in/out forms and shapes from the incredible line-up assembled for this release. Plus we get to experience Arthur Doyle's outrageous debut on a recording session, increasing the playing and feeling to an intense level throughout. Other players include Norris Jones (bass), Juma (congas), Mohammed Ali (drums), Earl Cross (trumpet), and more.