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Love Love
Julian Priester
Love Love
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Julian Priester
Title: Love Love
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/30/2005
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Funk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498717738

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Must have of the genre
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mwandishi? Crossings? Love, Love!! Yes! Pepo Mtoto Julian Priester's album sounds REALLY GOOD on this CD release. ANYBODY who has collected Mwandishi, Crossings or Sextant MUST** MUST hear "Love, Love"!! You get Priester's visionary take during this all too short electronic/acoustic era of post jazz. A sideman in Herbie Hancock's ground breaking, mind blowing "Sextet", Priester was one of three horn players with the Hancock group MOST DIRECTLY DESCENDANT FROM MILES DAVIS. After Miles, but before the Super Funk of the Headhunters is the momentary supernova flash that "Love,Love" is a part of. This work is one of the rare few venturing into worlds of non-commercial, pure exploration music of the time. In "Love, Love" you get Patrick Gleeson's otherworldly Emu sythesized orchestration and colorations, Hadley Caliman's "off center" reed playing (feeling very much like Bennie Maupin... are you sure it's not Bennie?) and of course, Priester's inspired, trimphant moments of clarity, proclomation and arrivial. Add a few other nice suprises, among which are Bill Conner's extended guitar solo, Eric Gravett's drumming, and the spirited piano of Umbra Zindiko. On "Love,Love", Pepo Mtoto lays back when it's grooving, absorbs and focuses the energy at the point of meltdown, then climbs upon and stands shining atop a glorious cachophony of sound and wonder. "Love, Love" is rare and wonderful. Listen to the samples (and of the referenced works, too!)

Jazzman, Louisville, Ky
James K. Stewart | Louisville, Ky USA | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At long last, this brilliant work of art is available on cd. My
well preserved German vinyl copy of this can now take a rest. I
first heard this very late one night on a jazz radio station
back in the 70's. Absolutely mind blowing. I wore out several
vinyl copies of this ECM classic, as I played it so much when it
was readily available. When it went out-of-print, I was able to
acquire the more expensive German import version, which I have
carefully preserved for many years, as it has been so rare to
find. Spaced out, deep, beautiful, head shaking music. Now,
how about issuing Bennie Maupin's "Jewel in the Lotus" on cd as
well; another "lost" 70's classic from ECM?"
A True Gem
Ronald C. White | 07/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fusion? Electronica? A jazz classic? All three I think. This music is hard to label. A combo of funky space jazz is the best that i can think of. Way ahead of its time(1974). A true gem emerges at the right time."