No Business Records NBCD30-31 Black man's blues/New York collage


Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble

Billy Bang, violin, poetry, bells, shaker, percussion; Bilal Abdur Rahman, tenor and soprano saxophones, bull horn, percussion; Henry Warner, alto sax, bells, shaker, percussion (CD 2); William Parker, bass; Khuwana Fuller, congas (CD 2); Rashid Bakr, drums.

    CD 1: Black man's blues
  1. Spoken introduction (01.07)
  2. Albert Ayler/Know your enemy (19.27)
  3. Ganges/Enchantment/Tapetry (30.47)
  4. Black man's blues (18.27)
    CD 2: New York collage
  1. Nobody hear the music the same way (Dedicated to John Coltrane) (12.17)
  2. For Josie Part II (10.28)
  3. Illustration (08.22)
  4. Subhanallah (14.35)
CD 1 was recorded on 29 May 1977 at A Day in Solidarity with Soweto: a fund raiser, Harlem Fight-Back, 1 East 125th St., New York; CD 2 was recorded live at Columbia University Radio WKCR 89.9 FM 16th May 1978.

CD 1 previously unreleased; CD 2 originally released on ANIMA/RECORDS in 1978.

Design (front cover reproduced above) by Oskaras Anosovas.

Available on LP in a limited edition of 500 copies.


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