Not at the Lighthouse
Patto53 | Lawson, NSW Australia | 05/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This 2 CD set is not "Live at the Lighthouse" Hermosa Beach California in 1970. All the available recordings from that have been released on the magnificent Bluenote 3CD set. This is in fact 2 sets recorded at the 'Both/And' club in San Francisco some time in the two weeks before the Hermosa Beach gig. It was recorded for later radio broadcast and is of inferior sound quality to the Bluenote recordings, though quite reasonable. The playing is, however, at the same stratospheric levels as the Lighthouse with the added bonus of several songs not on on that set. Only 4 stars cause I give 5 to the Bluenote set"
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Jawara K. Adams | bahamas | 06/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When musician's know their being recorded; like they knew on the actual Blue Note lighthouse conert, they tend to sound a little aware.But this one catches them in a club doing their thing much "fearlessly"and Lee and his group on this is raw and to the point!. Cause they did not know about anyone taping these nights.And to me the best jazz is the one when you catch them live.No Professional recording!,No nothing!,try comparing their creativity level on this to the blue note one.You will see this one is blacker and more down to earth funkier than the clean cut blue note one!!,well this is my opinion."