JAZZ ON SUNDAY: FRANK LOWE QUARTET - FRANCE 1978

August 29, 2021 – 6:14 am

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FRANK LOWE QUARTET
France 1978 [no label, 2CD]

CD1 live in Angouleme, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France; May 6, 1978. CD2 live in Paris, France; May 9, 1978.

American avant-garde jazz saxophonist and composer Frank Lowe began recording with his own group in 1973, with his album Black Beings, on ESP-Disk. Lowe was a tenor saxophonist who was extremely influenced by the first and second waves of free jazz throughout the 1960s. His composition “Spirits in the Field” was performed on Arthur Blythe’s 1977 album, The Grip. On September 19, 2003, he died of lung cancer. His legacy was a varied body of recordings and memorable performances.- wikipedia

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Comments on the May 6 set posted at ubu-space.blogspot.com:

this long set catches late tenor firebrand frank lowe spewing his inimitable mix of staccato phrasing, hoarse vocalizations, slaptonguing and, of course, molten skronk (much more restrained than, say, ‘black beings’ or the duo with rashied ali on survival), all focused through the horn as a palpable stream of beautifully scratchy and brawny old school tone…

in terms of chronology, this quartet falls halfway between sessions by the perhaps more focused quintet lineups in ‘the flam,’ and later, in ‘exotic heartbreak.’ here, the musicians play a medley of originals (please help identify) from their book, and, at the same time, stretch out as only possible in a concert setting (including shouted vocals and exchanges that sound strangely like someone - phillip wilson? - ’singing’ “shut the **** up!”). not sure what the second track is (an encore? sounds like a different, better source), but regardless, it BURNS! the recording includes some audience ambience (someone apparently takes a snapshot at some point & murmurs)…

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Disc 1
Angouleme, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France; May 6, 1978
Track 101. Untitled 1 - Part A 8:50
Track 102. Untitled 1 - Part B 6:23
Track 103. Untitled 1 - Part C 5:12
Track 104. Untitled 1 - Part D 6:38
Track 105. Untitled 1 - Part E 5:42
Track 106. Untitled 1 - Part F 9:03
Track 107. Untitled 2 5:35
48 mins

Disc 2
Paris, France; May 9, 1978
Track 201. Untitled 1 - Part A 11:31
Track 202. Untitled 1 - Part B 7:29
Track 203. Untitled 1 - Part C 10:01
Track 204. Untitled 1 - Part D 12:45
Track 205. Untitled 1 - Part E 3:01
Track 206. Untitled 2 - Part A 12:19
Track 207. Untitled 2 - Part B 10:01
68 mins

Lineup:
Frank Lowe - tenor sax
Olu Dara - cornet
Fred Williams - bass
Phillip Wilson - drums

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  1. 22 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: FRANK LOWE QUARTET - FRANCE 1978”

  2. I’m so hot for this man’s Big Un. Chocolate salami

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  3. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  4. Rumor has it Frank had a Big Un

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  5. Of course

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  6. The of course is because he’s a black spook , right U L E ? You must love that big black scholong , don’t you ? Mississippi black snake . U L E , you must be a flaming fag . By the way , the biggest scholong ever still belongs to Milty ( Uncle ) .

    By C Tony on Aug 29, 2021

  7. I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!

    By HHH on Aug 29, 2021

  8. Twernt me on any of the above. All fakes

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  9. He might be my dad. Mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like him.

    By DD on Aug 29, 2021

  10. You’re right, C Tony, but I don’t discriminate- I love all penises regardless of color, shape or size.

    By U L E on Aug 29, 2021

  11. Hey dchead, back in the day didnt you fuck marilyn chambers, georgina spelvin, linda cumlace and a whole of twats. maybe u even pounded the big o sluts, bebe, pamela and the other pigs. maybe even the imitators mother dd.but she preferred horse and bulls dic plus homeless nigger felons :-)
    .. and for buddy HHH derrick Nelson Lets bom Afghanistan now. Presidents today are so worried bout what the world will think. Truman didnt care

    By U-L-E on Aug 29, 2021

  12. HHH/Derric-LETS BOMB AFGHANISTAN-WIPE OUT THE TALIBAN-TRUMAN WAS THE LAST PRESEIDENT WHO HAD A PAIR. YOUR MOTHER FAKE DD - I WATCHED HER KNOCK OUT JOE FEAZIER I THE 3RD ROUND AND THE 7 DWARFS HAD A GREAT TIME BANGING YOUR MOTHER. SO YOUR MOTHER IS INTO SUCKING AND FUCKING DWARFS AND MIDGETS.

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  13. HHH/DerricK-LETS BONE EACH OTHER-TRUMAN CAPOTE WAS SO CUTE.I FUCK MY MOTHER - I WATCHED HER KNOCK OUT JOE FEAZIER I THE 3RD ROUND AND THE 7 DWARFS HAD A GREAT TIME BANGING MY FAT-ASS MOTHER. SO MY OBESE MOTHER IS INTO SUCKING AND FUCKING DWARFS AND MIDGETS.

    By U L E on Aug 30, 2021

  14. DD and U_L_E are the same queer. No surprise.

    By Ted on Aug 30, 2021

  15. Mom fucked circus midgets and dwarves, one of them might be my Dad. That would explain my midget size penis and tumbling skills.

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  16. I’m hung like a dwarf.

    By U L E on Aug 30, 2021

  17. HEY TED. SHUT THE FUCK UP. YOUR A MEANINGLESS PIECE OF DOG CRAP ON THE STREET THAT DRIES UP AND THE WIND BLOWS AWAY.DUMB AS THE TOILET PAPER YOUR MOTHER YOUR ASS WITH

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  18. WE ARE DEALING WITH A MENTALLY CHALLENGED IDIOT. TAKES WHAT WE SAY AND TURNS IT AROUND. GUESS FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER BOOTED THIS LOWLIFE AND THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE HE CAN REPEAT OUR INTELLIGENT COMMENTS. DUMB AS THE TOILET PAPER YOUR MOTHER WIPES YOUR CRACK WITH.

    ANYWAY, LETS BOMB AFGHANISTAN-KILL THE ALL INCLUDING GAY TED THE HUMAN CUM EATER

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  19. and for the music…:-/, looks like really good sets from Lowe/Dara,but for some reason am unable to download?

    By drbabyhead on Aug 30, 2021

  20. HEY HHH.. SHUT THE FUCK UP. I’M PIECE OF DOG CRAP ON THE STREET THAT DRIES UP AND THE WIND BLOWS AWAY.DUMB AS THE TOILET PAPER YOUR MOTHER STUFFS UP HER WRINKLEDYOUR ASS WITH

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  21. I’VE HAD TOO MUCH ZIMA TO DRINK. I’M GONNA TAKE MY FAIRY-ASS TO BED WITH FAT MAMA. GOOD NIGHT, MY DEAR BUDDIES.

    By DD on Aug 30, 2021

  22. I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Aug 30, 2021

  23. Thats right Spunk Boy Do what you best. Your so fucking dumb, all you can do is take our comments and repeat them.I wish I CAN gouge out your eyes you fuckin nigger bastard

    By SPUNK BOY on Aug 30, 2021

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