180 Gram Vinyl Record
Never-before released Billy Harper 1975 live recording
First release with permission and cooperation of Billy Harper and the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
Two days afer recording the first album ever issued on the Black Saint label, Bily Harper and his quintet were onstage at the Antibes Juan-Les-Pins jazz festival. Though Black Saint is a phenomenal album and is rightfuly considered as one of the finest jazz releases of the period, Antibes '75 shows that Bily and his men gathered momentum to push the boundaries of their studio effort even further.
That night, surrounded by stars, pine woods and a captivated audience, the quintet delivered a powerful and inspired performance. Never had Harper's signature tunes "Cry of Hunger" and "Croquet Balet" reached such a soulful expression, and we only wish that this moment of truth would have lasted a little longer. Sam Records is honored to present to you this concert for the first time on record, a 180-gram LP including a 6-page insert with previously unseen photos by Gérard Rouy and Thierry Trombert and an essay by Bernard Loupias. Recorded at Pinède Gould, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, Thursday July 24th, 1975.
Virgil Jones, trumpet
Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Joe Bonner, piano
David Friesen, double bass
Malcolm Pinson, drums
|1. Cry of Hunger|
|1. Croquet Ballet|