Nick Falivena

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John Gilmore...you got it

Artist Song Buy
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Urnack (Angels and Demons at Play, early 1956)   buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Possession (Sun Song, July 12, 1956)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Future (Sun Song)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Saturn (Sound of Joy, Delmark, September-December, 1956)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Velvet (Jazz in Silhouette, 1958)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Horoscope (Jazz in Silhouette)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Plutonian Nights (The Nubians of Plutonia, late 1958/early 1959)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Ankhnaton (Fate in a Pleasant Mood, June 17, 1960)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Somewhere in Space (Interstellar Low Ways, June 17, 1960)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Jet Flight (Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra, 1961)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Space Jazz Reverie (Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra  Search Light Blues (Bad and Beautiful, Nov-Dec, 1961)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Dancing Shadows (When Sun Comes Out, late 1962/early 1963)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Dimensions in Time (When Sun Comes Out, late 1962/early 1963)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Next Stop Mars (Out there a Minute 1963)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra (bass clarinet)  Adventure-Equation (Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy)  buy on itunes
Andrew Hill  Compulsion (Compulsion, October 8, 1965)  buy on itunes
Andrew Hill (bass clarinet)  Premonition (Compulsion)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra  Sketch (Other Planes of There, early 1964)   buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  Dancing Shadows (Nothing Is, May 1966)  buy on itunes
Pete (La Roca) Sims  Love Planet (Turkish Women at the Bath, May 25, 1967  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra  Spectrum (The Solar-Myth Approach vol. 1, 1967)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Saturn (Outer Spaceways Inc., 1968)  buy on itunes
Andrew Hill  Black Monday (Andrew!!!, June 25, 1964)  buy on itunes
Andrew Hill  Le Serpent Qui Danse (Andrew!!!, June 25, 1964)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra  Pleasant Twilight (My Brother the Wind II, early 1970)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Astro Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra  Discipline 8 (Discipline 27-II, October 19, 1972)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Song No. 1 (The Antique Blacks, August 17, 1974)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra  Thoughts Under a Dark Blue Light (Cymbals, 1973)  buy on itunes
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  My Favorite Things (Some Blues but not the kind that's Blue, 1977)  buy on itunes

Comment:

[revised with notes] John Gilmore, Sun Ra's tenor player for the bulk of Ra's time here on Earth. One of my favorite tenor saxophonists, and if people think that Johnny Griffin or Sonny Stitt don't get their due alongside Coltrane, Rollins, Parker, McLean....then here is a guy who really doesn't get his due.

My title refers to the story of Coltrane sitting in the audience watching Gilmore play in NYC around 1961, jumping up after a particularily probing solo and saying something like, "John Gilmore, you motherfucker, you got it." Just what "it" was, I am certainly not qualified to say; but over the course of the music I present here, it is easy to reach the same conclusion Coltrane came to.

All of these songs feature Gilmore on tenor saxophone, except for "Adventure-Equation" and "Premonition," on which John plays bass clarinet.

Download in 2 parts, enjoy.

(For those of you who saw this on Sunday, I had to switch out the Body and Soul from Holiday for Soul Dance that I had in the 8 slot because I am too lazy to dub my LP. I have made up for it by including the version of My Favorite Things from a fairly rare Saturn LP from the late 70s.)

Feedback:

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blasikin
Date: 4/1/2007
Ra Ra Ra! You know I want it.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/1/2007
Fuck, this is good. You beat me to it, Nick.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 4/1/2007
Very cool Nick.
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musicgnome
Date: 4/2/2007
Tah-dow!!!!!!!!!!
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p the swede
Date: 4/2/2007
awesome
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hemizen
Date: 4/3/2007
I can't wait to play this version of My Favorite Things back to back with a Coltrane version.
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blasikin
Date: 4/3/2007
God this is good, Nick. Thank you so much. I don't think I've ever heard his 50s stuff.
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tornadoZ
Date: 4/4/2007
put this on at work, half last night, the rest this morning. seems I'm drawn to his early '60s stuff especially, as "Search Light Blues," "Dimensions In Time," "Next Stop Mars" and "Sketch" were a few of my favorite things. thanks for sharing this definitive collection.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 4/6/2007
I have a weirdly patchy knowledge of this stuff - looks thorough - excited about giving it a listen
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Salman1
Date: 8/3/2007
I seemed to have missed this gem. This is off-th-hook.

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