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Faruq Z. Bey

the Faruq box

Label: Sagittarius A-Star

Format: BOXLPx4

Genre: Jazz

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A special 26 only copies box, with an extra LP: the tenor sax of Faruq Z Bey sounds really wonderful here – blown soulfully and openly, with a depth that draws on all of Bey's many years in jazz, yet never falls into any sort of easy, overdone modes! Instead, there's a vitality here that reminds us of sounds that Charles Gayle or Arthur Doyle were giving us over a decade ago – nicely unstructured in the setting of this loose quartet, yet still focused with a sense of soul that's undeniable! The group also features piano and Fender Rhodes from Kenny Green, bass from Joel Peterson, and drums from Kevin Calloway – and the set includes some guest flute and sax from Michael Carey. Previously-unissued work from Michigan reedman Faruq Z Bey – a set that bristles with energy right from the start, and has that great 80s way of mixing in a bit of electricity with acoustic avant jazz!

faruq box

It comes with
- SAS #18 with silk-screened covers by Maark Rudolph
- SAS #19 with hand-made covers by Mike JJohnston + large group photo insert + stickers with all the notes on back cover (all different), see ltd ed gallery
- SAS #19C Mamaka EP, one-sided LPP (two tracks: Cat and Mouse & Mamaka II; the complete rec. session of Primal Waters, rec. same day), black disco covers with obi strip and hand-made labels by Mike Johnston (all different, the labels)
- SAS #20 with different artwork from Murruga, paste-on covers
Details
Cat. number: SAS #18/19/20
Year: 2012