High Quality 180g Vinyl LP!
Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!
Saxophonist Shamek Farrah is joined here by Milton Suggs, Calvert Satter-White,
Ron Warwell, Kenny Harper, Sonelius Smith, Norman Person.
"For a label that wasn't around long, Strata East achieved the same sort of
label recognition that Impulse! or Blue Note managed to build. In other words,
you knew what you were getting when you bought a record on the label, even if
you didn't know the names on the outside of the cover. This is no exception. Who
is Shamek Farrah? Who knows? Who cares? It's the music that's important. This is
the standard spiritually intense new jazz one learns to expect from the label,
soaked in some Eastern influences but always with its ear to the street.
Musicians took their roles as leaders and spokesmen very seriously back then.
This very adult statement from a group of very serious men is no exception.
However, what might be an average, forgettable session is rescued by the
propulsive engine of Milton Suggs' bass. He adds the fire and the drive that
keeps things interesting and prevents the music from wandering into a circular
spiritual morass. For fans of the sound or the label, this can be heartily
recommended." - Rob Ferrier /AMG
• High quality 180g Vinyl LP
• Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
• Made in the UK
Shamek Farrah, alto saxophone
Norman Person, trumpet
Kasa Mu-Barak Allah, piano (Side One)
Milton Suggs, bass
Clay Herdon, drums (Side One)
Sonelius Smith, piano (Side Two)
Ron Warwell, drums (Side Two)
Calvert "Bo" Satterwhite, conga (Side Two)
Kenny Harper, percussion (Side Two)
1. Meterologicly Tuned
2. Watch What Happens Now
1. Umoja Suite
2. First Impressions