(Pre Order) Billy Harper Quintet - Antibes ‘75 - Sam LP

(Pre Order) Billy Harper Quintet - Antibes ‘75 - Sam LP

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A never-before released Billy harper 1975 live recordings.

First official release with the full permission and cooperation of Billy Harper & INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel).

Limited to 2,000 copies. (P) &(C) 2021.
Billy H arper Quintet - Antibes ‘75
T wo days after recording the first album ever issued on the Black Saint label, Billy H arper and his quintet were onstage at the Antibes Juan-Les-Pins jazz festival. Though Black Saint is a phenomenal album and is rightfully considered as one of the finest jazz releases of the period, Antibes ’75 shows that Billy and his men gathered momentum to push the boundaries of their studio effort even further.
That night, surrounded by stars, pine woods and a captivated audience, the quintet delivered a powerful and inspired performance. N ever had H arper’s signature tunes “Cry of H unger” and “Croquet Ballet” reached such a soulful expression, and we only wish that this moment of truth would have lasted a little longer.
W e are honored to present to you this concert for the first time on record, a 180g LP including a 6-page insert with previously unseen photos by Gérard Rouy and Thierry Trombert and an essay by Bernard Loupias.
Recorded at Pinède Gould, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, Thursday July 24th, 1975.
Virgil Jones(Trumpet)
Billy Harper (Tenor saxophone) Joe Bonner (Piano)
David Friesen (Double Bass) maclent Pinson (Drums)
Side A
Cry of Hunger (Billy Harper) 20’19
Side B
Croquet Ballet (Billy Harper 15’29
• Produced by François Lê X uan and Fred Thomas for Sam R ecords/Saga.
• Mastered fr om the original stereo master tapes.
• Limited Edition 2000 copies.
• Cut by SST (Schallplaten Schneid T echnik).
• 180g vinyl LP pressed by Pall as in Germany.
• 6-page booklet .
• Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects.