Bey, Faruq Z. W/ Northwoods Improvisers – “Emerging Field” – [Entropy Stereo (Mi)]
Detroit sax player and composer Faruq Z. Bey switched from Fender bass to sax after seeing Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane in 1966. He formed Griot Galaxy in the 1970’s but this unfortunately ended while he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident. This is the sixth album for Bey with the Northwoods Improvisers on Entropy Stereo.
Influences of blues, free jazz, African and Latin. Want to set a lonely mood? Try track 1.?? Does track 2 remind you of something??? Maybe the beginning of Pharoah Sanders’ Black Unity?
Great stuff, mostly accessible, very original.