Thursday, September 21, 2006


Another misfit toy album

Joe Harriott - Indo-Jazz Suite

If you are following this blog, and having trouble getting a hand on the PLO aesthetic, let me give you a hand. I'm not so much into a single genre, as the records that are a little weird for a mass audience. The land of misfit toy records. This immediately excludes 99+% of current records - truly weird barely exists anymore. But there was a time when labels were OK with sneaking out a trial balloon from time to time.

Like this one. On Atlantic, fer christsakes. Joe Harriott, England's Ornette wanna-be, hired a sitar player, copped Ornette's band name, and dropped a gem.

It's about what you'd expect from an Ornette Coleman/sub-Shankar sitar duet. The second collaboration is more of the same, and the source of the much covered Acka Raga. Give it a try.

For those of you who care about such things, this is burned from a mono promo copy in pretty damn good shape for 40 years old. Raga time!

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