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Artist: JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE, KHAN
Title: Drumdance to the Motherland
Format: CD
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Classic reissue of this 1974 private press album!" - FE. "Theres not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamals eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drumdance to the Motherland. In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, Black psychedelia, & full-on dub-like production techniques, Drumdance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement thirty-four years after it was recorded live at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia in 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran & BYG/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by the band & by recording engineer Mario Falanas real-time enhancements. The first edition of three hundred copies, issued by Jamal in 1973 on the local Philadelphia label Dogtown, was barely distributed outside the citys limits. Since then Drumdance has assumed a mythic status among the very few aficionados, eBay mutants, & heads who know of it at all. Hallelujah that it can finally be heard outside their murky inner-sanctums!" - Eremite. Highly recommended!

Artist: JAMAL CREATIVE ARTS ENSEMBLE, KHAN
Title: Drumdance to the Motherland
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Eremite presents the definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 1970s. Theres not another record on the planet that sounds even remotely like vibraphonist Khan Jamals eccentric, one-of-a-kind masterpiece, Drum Dance to the Motherland. In its improbable fusion of free jazz expressionism, black psychedelia, and full-on dub production techniques, Drum Dance remains a bracingly powerful outsider statement forty-five years after it was recorded live at the Catacombs Club in Philadelphia, 1972. Comparisons to Sun Ra, King Tubby, Phil Cohran and BYG/Actuel merely hint at the cosmic otherness conjured by The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble and by sound engineer Mario Falanas real-time enhancements. Originally issued by Jamal in 1973 in an edition of three hundred copies on Dogtown records, Drum Dance to the Motherland was effectively a myth until Eremites 2005 CD reissue (MTE 050CD). Eremites LP edition has been a long time coming. With the master tapes long vanished, the audio was transferred on the pneumatic Rockport table at Sony Musics 54th street studio from a minty copy of the original LP, manually de-clicked, and remastered on Sonys vintage outboard tube EQs by Ben Young and Andreas K. Myer. The LP is pressed on premium audiophile quality vinyl by RTI from a Kevin Gray lacquer. Alan Sherry at Siwa Studios screenprinted by hand every component of the package: the screenprinted labels and heavyweight Stoughton laserdisc jackets reproduce exactly the artwork of the original Dogtown release. A screenprinted insert with Ed Hazells detailed telling of Drum Dances incredible history and eremites signature retro-audiophile screenprinted dust sleeves are unique to this edition. 999 copies. Personnel: Khan Jamal - vibraphone, marimba, clarinet; Alex Ellison - drums and African percussion; Mario Falana - sound effects; Dwight James - drums, glockenspiel, clarinet; Billy Mills - fender bass, double bass; Monette Sudler - guitar, percussion." - Eremite.

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