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Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble Directs The Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble - Funky Donkey Vol. 1 FLAC album


Performer: Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble
Genre: Jazz / Soul and Funk music
Title: Funky Donkey Vol. 1
Country: US
Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz
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Luther Thomas Creative Ensemble ‎– Funky Donkey. Label: Circle Records (2) ‎– RK 1977/15. Recorded live at the Berea Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.

At the risk of over-simplification, I think it is possible to detect two distinct trajectories within the Free Jazz movement from its beginnings at the turn of the 1960s. Within that body the Human Arts Ensemble developed, built around drummer Charles Bobo Shaw, saxophonist Luther Thomas and teenage trumpeter Joseph Bowie - younger brother of Lester. Funky Donkey is not smooth jazz. In fact the easiest way to describe it is to think of all the adjectives that stand as polar opposites to that term. Noisy, brash, angry, discordant, uninhibited, imaginative, unhinged, rough, raw.

in + out. luther thomas human arts ensemble directs the saint louis, missouri creative ensemble. funky donkey - una new york. I & II - live at berea presbyterian church laclede towne st. louis, mo. ums. elvin jones jazz machine. truth - tree card molly. the truth - heard live at the blue note (september 11-22,199). sun ra arkestra under the direction of marshall allen.

The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble Drum Dance To The Motherland (Dogtown, 1973). Based in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighbourhood, the players on The Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble’s Drum Dance To The Motherland are recorded here live in October 1972, suspended in a moment of great and unique creativity. Like a number of records from this loosely knit ‘scene’ released in the late ‘70s, Funky Donkey hovers closer to a kind of febrile free-funk, but you can still hear the latitude offered by the ensemble’s grounding in free jazz, particularly in the looseness of the collective horn charts, and the way Thomas coasts the rhythm section’s grooves with.

Funky Donkey Vol. 1 & 2 (Atavistic) (Luther Thomas & the Human Arts Ensemble). Under the Sun (Universal Justice) 1974 (Human Arts Ensemble). Funky Donkey 1977 (Circle) (Luther Thomas Creative Ensemble). Free to Dance (Black Saint), 1979 (Marcello Melis). 6 x 1 10 Duos for a New Decade (Circle), 1980 (John Fischer).

Other albums by Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble. 1 & 2. Finally! Total Unity in Three Phases. Thomas had planned on releasing the album, but for whatever reason these songs remained buried for almost 20 years. Fans of Funky Donkey should try to give this a listen; there is a lot of material here that they would probably really enjoy. 1 Three Seven Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble 4:53. 2 B Natural Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble 10:55. 3 Headhunter Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble 10:5. 4 Banana Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble 6:19. 5 Out Luther Thomas & Human Arts Ensemble 6:56.

I & II (With Human Arts Ensemble) (Remastered 2000). Luther Thomas - Funky Donkey, Vols. I & II (With Human Arts Ensemble) (Remastered 2000) JazzJazz. Release source: CD. Year: 1973. Banana: The Lost Session, St. Louis, 1973 (With Human Arts Ensemble).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Funky Donkey
Written-By – Lester Bowie, Luther Thomas
18:15
B Una New York
Written-By – Charles Bobo Shaw
18:12

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Luther Thomas
  • Bass [Fender] – Eric Foreman
  • Drums [Trap] – Charles Bobo Shaw
  • Guitar – Marvin Horne
  • Percussion – Abdella Ya Kum, Rocky Washington
  • Photography By – Jacki Ochs
  • Recorded By – Steve Fuller
  • Reeds – J.D. Parran*
  • Trombone – Joseph Bowie
  • Trumpet – Floyd LeFlore, Harold Pudgey Atterbury*, Lester Bowie

Notes

Recorded live at Berea Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UMS/ALP215CD Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble* Directs The Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble* Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble* Directs The Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble* - Funky Donkey Vols. I & II ‎(CD, Album, RE) Atavistic UMS/ALP215CD US 2001
RK 1977/15 Luther Thomas Creative Ensemble Funky Donkey ‎(LP) Circle Records RK 1977/15 Germany 1977