Pure Pleasure Records (Enja)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Spiritual jazz from the 1970s on vinyl!
Remastering by Cicely Baston at Alchemy/Air Mastering
"Double bassist and Oklahoma native Cecil McBee has enjoyed a brilliant career as a sideman and occasional band leader. He has played with Dinah Wahington, Paul Winter, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jackie McLean, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Charles Lloyd. ... Pure Pleasure Records has released a remastered 180-gram vinyl of Cecil McBee's 1977 release with Enja Records, Music From The Source. This artistic sextet interact with complex and moody textures in a live set, featuring extended jams (only three songs on the album) to create deep spiritual jazz. ... Pure Pleasure Records continues its stellar tradition of re-mastering obscure jazz label releases to 180-gram vinyl. This overall mix is vibrant and cleaner with most ambient live 'noise' eliminated. The stereo separation is excellent." — 41/2 stars — Robbie Gerson, Audiophile Audition
Recording with a sextet at the New York jazz club Sweet Basil in August 1977, McBee's band included Chico Freeman on reeds, Dennis Moorman on piano, Joe Gardner on trumpet, Steve McCall on drums, and Famoudou Don Moye on percussion. Two complete albums of music were released by Enja Records from this engagement, the ground breaking recordings Music From the Source (1978) and Compassion (1979).
"Few groups today sound as fresh, generate as high an emotional charge, or leave as lasting an impression as McBee's sextet," Chris Albertson wrote upon the release of these recordings. "It is as if each member were a unique piece of a puzzle, carefully placed to complete precisely the breath taking picture intended. The music is adventurous enough to satisfy any aural daredevil who has not completely lost his or her sense of beauty, yet all the basic jazz values have been preserved with due reverence."
|1. God Spirit|
|2. First Song In The Day|