This is an original 1990 Japanese pressing on DIW Records with exceptionally good sound and music, plus quiet vinyl. It's a pairing of the free jazz legends (one of my very favorite groups ever) with the Amabutho Men's Chorus from South Africa. I absolutely LOVE this album and the recording is so impressive that I frequently use my copy to demo my stereo for people.
I will tell you straight up -- I have no profit margin on this record considering the effort and expense that went into cleaning it, listening to it, taking the pictures, and writing the listing. In fact, I'm going to lose money on it even if it sells and I knew that going in. But I have so much fun turning people on to this music that I just wanted to make this available to one of you fine people who help keep this site afloat. So please do take a chance on this one if it sounds intriguing, I guarantee you have nothing like it in your collection!
Allmusic: "The Art Ensemble, noted for its wide range of stylistic capabilities, sounds perfectly at home with the vocal ensemble, providing backing very much in the manner of a South African 'Township Jazz' band, sometimes injecting a reggae-like feel into the proceedings."
Vinyl: EX (beautiful)
Cover: VG+ (no OBI strib, tiny nick up top, very strong overall)
Play notes: Stunning sound, incredible music, quiet vinyl
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