Nostalgia 77 The Garden
It may be redundant to say that Nostalgia 77 (Ben Lamdin) offers up Afrocentric jazz, […]
It may be redundant to say that Nostalgia 77 (Ben Lamdin) offers up Afrocentric jazz, but listen to the crying reed spurts and the tribal percussion of The Garden and you‘ll be reminded of Pharoah Sanders‘ “Nubian space jazz.” And even though this stuff is edited on a desktop, the musicians assembled for this release (an impressive crew who double as the Quantic Soul Orchestra) could fill up a chess meet. With spiritual confidence, horns stretch out through the constrictions of beats and measures on this Garden. Nostalgia 77 longs for ‘67, the height of free jazz.