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by James Zitro

Recorded in 1967, this album is a sleeper from the ESP-Disk catalog which deserves attention. This is pure Avant Bop with a hard driving force to be reconded with. Dig the song Happy Pretty for a good example of straight ahead, hardcore Avant Bop blowing.
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Freeken
22:07 album only
2. Happy Pretty
13:47 album only
3. Fourth
5:06 album only


Album Notes
James Zitro was the percussionist on Sonny Simmons’ 2d album on ESP. When he was invited to produce his own album for ESP, he chose Seattle native Bert Wilson, and Michael Cohen, who doubled as a lawyer in San Francisco.

For his debut as a leader, drummer James Zitro leads a couple of lengthy blowouts (\"Freeken\" and \"Happy Pretty\"), plus the dense \"Fourth.\" With altoist Allan Praskin, tenor saxophonist Bert Wilson, trumpeter Warren Gale, pianist Michael Cohen and bassist Bruce Gale keeping the ensembles quite crowded, these mostly free-form performances will be seen as either fascinating or monotonous, depending on one\'s viewpoint. – Scott Yanow, AMG

F eatured Artists
Allan Praskin: alto sax
Bert Wilson: tenor sax
Warren Gale: trumpet
Michael Cohen: piano
Bruce Cale: bass
James Zitro: drums



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