one of a number of great shows, mostly from washington dc, shared by ‘carville’ on dime, and originally from “‘dc,’ our anonymous donor”. although i was living in dc at the time, this is not something that i would have gone to, as i would not have liked it then. i like it more now, especially in person; but with recordings, even live, my tolerance can start to wane, not sure why that is. but no worry of that with this show, though i did have to put off listening until after work; it’s really something, like so many of the shows from the anonymous and eponymous “dc”.
fun facts: did you know that ornette coleman & his son denardo coleman (on drums in this recording) played with the grateful dead?
malcolm goldstein ensemble
martin luther king public library
washington, dc (usa)
january 18, 1986
malcolm goldstein – violin
david murray – tenor saxophone & bass clarinet
henry threadgill – alto saxophone & flute
ray anderson – trombone
joseph celli – oboe & english horn
vincent chancey – french horn
borah bergman – piano
deirdre murray – cello
fred hopkins – bass
denardo coleman – drums
archie shepp – tenor saxophone * track 4 only
01. been in the storm too long
02. soweto stomp
03. my feet is tired but my soul is rested
04. that hung like fire on heaven*
total time = 73:52
source: “made from the master cassettes. from ‘dc,’ our anonymous donor, recorded from front row center with a small sony recording walkman, a binaural headphone/microphone combination (which could have been better in places), and a high bias denon 90 minute cassette.”
the ensemble was apparently originally billed as the malcolm goldstein-archie shepp ensemble, but shepp did not arrive until the beginning of the fourth and final piece (hence the applause heard then).
sample: t2 soweto stomp 256k.mp3
photo: copied from innovationsenconcert.ca (credited to amy horvey), used without permission.