May 13, 2013 – 11:04 am

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New York 1981 [no label, 2CD]

The Grand Collaboration, live at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City, NY; June 26, 1981. Excellent radio broadcast (Recorded from Jazz Alive on WSKG-FM Binghamton, NY).

Imagine a crowd of 3,000 in the audience listening to this!

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2005.

Uploader’s notes:

This recording is from the original tape I made on the original complete broadcast of this once in a lifetime show. The show opens with an intro from Billy Taylor (the great pianist who served as the host for so many years of this great program). The show opens with the WSQ and Max Roach, then continues with an amazing set from M’Boom (pronounced ooom boom). For those of you unfamiliar with them, you will be amazed at their sound. Disc Two starts with an interview with Max discussing how this collaboration came about, then the fruits of their collective labor can be marvelled at for the remaining of the disc.

Picture posted at inconstantsol.blogspot - Thanks!

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Disc 1 (56:36)
Track 101. Intro (3.2MB)
Track 102. Bluiett’s Blues - WSQ  with M Roach (5.7MB)
Track 103. Funny Paper - WSQ with M Roach (7.6MB)
Track 104. Two Sheet - WSQ with M Roach (11.4MB)
Track 105. Fast Life - WSQ with M Roach (6.1MB)
Track 106. Billy Taylor rap (1.9MB)
Track 107. Max Roach discusses M’Boom (2.9MB)
Track 108. Onomotopea - M’Boom (16.4MB)
Track 109. Twinkle Toes - M’Boom (7.0MB)
Track 110. Epistrophy - M’Boom (8.7MB)
Track 111. Morning Midday - M’Boom (cuts off) (6.6MB)
Track 112. Cudgi-chockolea - M’Boom (16.9MB)
Track 113. Announcement (870k)

Disc 2 (58:09)
Track 201. Max Roach discusses “The Grand Collaboration” (6.5MB)
Track 202. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (20.1MB)
Track 203. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (9.8MB)
Track 204. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (16.0MB)
Track 205. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (25.7MB)
Track 206. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (10.1MB)
Track 207. Untitled - WSQ with Max Roach & M’Boom (9.6MB)

World Saxophone Quartet
Oliver Lake
Julius Hemphill
David Murray
Hamiet Bluiett

Max Roach
Freddie Waits
Joe Chambers
Roy Brooks
Ray Mantilla
Omar Clay
Fred King
Warren Smith

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  2. Lovely mate! Thanx for the music Big O.

    By BLUEFOOD on May 13, 2013

  3. Great sound from great musicians. Thanks a lot !

    By Hartmut on May 13, 2013

  4. Thanks for this rare recording. M’Boom was a worthy experiment by great musicians, but I imagine it was too logistically complicated and expensive for it to gain traction.

    By teamster on May 15, 2013

  5. Outstanding moments! Thank you for this and all you do.

    By dirkbill on May 26, 2013

  6. Thanks so much for uploading this fantastic concert from the Binghamton, NY Bootlegger. Lo’ those many years ago I tuned it LATE and only recorded the last 45 minutes. I’m a happy at last.

    By DukeTheBoot on May 30, 2013

  7. how come there is no good music here. no brittney,justin,lady gaga,carly, huh?what a load of old fart music for boring snorers.

    By gag the laa laa on May 30, 2013

  8. gag, you must be a toddler, choking on your own Gerbers. Go enjoy your opiate for the youth. When you grow up, maybe, MAYBE, you’ll recognize your baby food as the stomach-churning simple fluff it is. You’ve got plenty of sites to consume your type of drivel. When you realize that you lack soul, spirit, purpose, meaning, depth of understanding, comprehension of historical significance, and cultural diversity, you can always come back.

    By 5yrsnojob on May 30, 2013

  9. well mr.meany pants, I will certainly never listen to this music for insomniacs that is presented here.

    By gag the laa laa on May 30, 2013

  10. gag is a phantom. meany pants is an old and archaic reference belonging to the 1930’s.

    By 5yrsnojob on May 30, 2013

  11. There is Gaga here!

    By Paul on May 30, 2013

  12. is that what darth has?

    By barth on May 30, 2015

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