Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb GuerinCongas, Gong, Percussion – Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano, Bells – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III. 12:35. A2. Pan African Festival. Alto Saxophone – Arthur JonesBass – Beb Guerin, Earl FreemanCornet, Congas – Clifford ThorntonDrums – Sunny MurrayPiano – Dave BurrellSoprano Saxophone – Archie SheppTrombone – Grachan Moncur III. 7:50. Ketchaoua (LP, Album, RE, 180). Ketchaoua (LP, Album).
A number of the scene's top players make appearances here in different groups. On the large ensemble pieces Thornton is joined by Grachan Moncur III, Archie Shepp (on soprano sax), Arthur Jones, Dave Burrell, Beb Guerin, Earl Freeman, and Sunny Murray. Otherwise, "Brotherhood," a piece for quintet, is performed by Thornton, Jones, Guerin, Freeman, and this time, drummer Claude Delcloo, while on "Speak With Your Echo" only the two bassists (Guerin and Freeman) accompany Thornton's cornet
Is Ketchaoua the best album by Clifford Thornton? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Ketchaoua by Clifford Thornton (1969) Overall rank: 39,216th. Accolades: Top albums of 1969 (432nd). Top albums of the 1960s (2,210th). Best albums of all time (39,216th).
Clifford Thornton 1969 Ketchaoua. 01. Ketchaoua 12:35 02. Pan African Festival 7:50 03. Brotherhood 10:40 04. Speak With Your Echo (And Call This Dialogue) 9:15. Recorded August 18, 1969 in Paris. 1969's Ketchaoua leaps through many styles in a way that reminds me of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and also Archie Shepp in this era-Shepp appears on half of the album. Side A contains two long tracks that feature large ensembles and a lot of simple, interweaving percussion. Both tracks gradually evolve into brief periods of recognizable jazz styles before floating back into more abstract terrain.
CLIFFORD THORNTON - Ketchaoua. Filed under Avant-Garde Jazz By CLIFFORD THORNTON. A1 Ketchaoua 12:35 A2 Pan African Festival 7:50 B1 Brotherhood 10:40 B2 Speak With Your Echo (And Call This Dialogue) 9:15. Alto Saxophone – Arthur Jones(tracks A1 to B1) Bass – Beb Guerin(all tracks),Earl Freeman(tracks A2,B1,B2) Congas, Gong, Percussion – Earl Freeman(track A1) Cornet, Congas – Clifford Thornton Drums – Sunny Murray(tracks A1,A2),Claude Delcloo(track B1).
Clifford Thornton was a player and a composer whose obscurity was offset by the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow musicians. and all of his recordings are intense and important about those matters that were close to his heart - liberation, communication and unity. This album was recorded in Paris on August 18, 1969 by Clifford Thornton (cornet and conga drums) with Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Archie Shepp (soprano saxophone), Arthur Jones (alto saxophone), Dave Burrell (piano), Sunny Murray (drums), Beb Guerin (bass), Earl Freeman (bass) and Claude Delcloo (drums).
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The Panther and the Lash is an album by American free jazz trumpeter and trombonist Clifford Thornton, which was recorded live in 1970 in Paris, originally released on the French America label and reissued on CD in 2004 by Universal France. Thornton leads a quartet with two local musician from the French free jazz scene: pianist François Tusques and bassist Beb Guérin, and the expatriate American drummer Noel McGhie. The title of the album references the American poet Langston Hughes's final book