THE SECOND COMING by RUDOLPH JOHNSON

SKU120706
ArtistRUDOLPH JOHNSON
TitleTHE SECOND COMING
LabelREAL GONE MUSIC
Catalog #RLGM 12861 / 1C3532
Genre
ReleaseW 45 - 2021
FormatVinyl - USLP
 € 32,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. The Traveler
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rlgm_12861_the_second_coming/sf849500-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Time & Space
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rlgm_12861_the_second_coming/sf849500-01-01-02.mp3
  3. The Highest Pleasure
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rlgm_12861_the_second_coming/sf849500-01-01-03.mp3
  4. The Water Brearer
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rlgm_12861_the_second_coming/sf849500-01-02-01.mp3
  5. The Second Coming
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rlgm_12861_the_second_coming/sf849500-01-02-02.mp3

Description

First time repress since its initial 1973 release - newly remastered and annotated!

Saxman and bandleader Rudolph Johnson never attained the commercial success of some of his contemporaries, but his fans consider him the rightful heir to John Coltrane’s improvisational genius. And with keyboardist Kirk Lightsey in the band for this go-round, sparks are gonna fly, starting right off with the cookin’ album opener “The Traveler,” which if you close your eyes will definitely bring to mind Coltrane’s classic quartet circa the early ‘60s. Indeed, unlike most of the other releases on the Black Jazz label, The Second Coming barely nods to the fusion and soul jazz trends that were sweeping jazz at the time. Instead, this is expressive, free improvisation at its best, beautifully recorded by producer Gene Russell and deserving of a much wider audience than it found the first time.

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