180g High Quality Pressing!
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Pressed at Pallas!
Dadisi Komolahe’s Hassan’s Walk is an early 80’s spiritual/modal masterpiece, a
monster of a record. Emphatically an essential must have. The mastering by Ray
Staff and the pressing on 180gm Pure Pallas Vinyl have made this title SOUND
BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL PRESSING! Not my words, but those of the masterer and
label owner. Do not miss this incredible title!
Don’t let the date fool you, released back in 1983 this modal to slightly free
jazz outfit from California takes you on a journey back to the late '60s and
very early '70s, into the spiritual realms of greats like John Coltrane, Pharoah
Sanders, John McLaughlin and Miles Davis among others. The group is led by alto
saxophonist Dadisi Komolafe, and features vibes by Ricky Kelly, piano by Eric
Tillman, bass by Roberto Miranda, and drums by Sunship Theus – all working
together in a style that's infused with soulful, post-Coltrane exploratory
energy, never going too far outside, and always staying true to the rhythmic
pulse at its core. Kelly's vibes are really great – sparkling underneath solos
by Komolafe that bring to mind Gary Bartz's earliest work.
• 180g Vinyl
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
• Pressed at Pallas
• Made in the U.K.
Dadisi Komolafe, alto saxophone, flute
Rickey Kelly, vibes
Eric Tillman, piano
Roberto Miranda, bass
Sunship Theus, drums
1. Hassan's Walk
2. Speak No Evil
2. 'Round Midnight